Gala Gallery is an exhibition space located within the Gala Theatre and Cinema, next to the Box Office. It shows exhibitions of modern and contemporary art with a focus on responding to the context of County Durham as well as working with and creating work for local communities.
Opening times: Monday to Saturday 10.00am-8.30pm, Sunday 2.30pm-8.30pm.
In My World
14 September 2019 – 2 November 2019
Take a journey through young people’s eyes as they tell you their stories with images and words, sharing their sense of place and identity in south west Durham. This thought provoking exhibition was created through a collaborative project in which young people, aged 10 to 19, worked with photographer Lee Dobson and creative writer Dr Lucie Brownlee to look in depth at how these young people feel in the places they spend a lot of their time.
30 November 2019 – 25 January 2020
Fairground Reminiscence is an immersive, interactive exhibition experience for all the family, celebrating the heritage of fairgrounds and the showman community behind them. Explore the interactive installation and discover historic objects, ephemera, films and fairground games whilst being guided through a bespoke sound score featuring memoirs of showmen and childhood tales of growing up with the fair.
Fairground Reminiscence – Live
30 November 2.30pm, 14 December 12.00pm and 28 December 12.00pm.
Experience the installation through enchanting performances from an eclectic mix of performers. Inspired by Artistic Director’s Adam Russell’s Dad, and his experience growing up in a showman’s family. Free to attend, very limited capacity and booking highly recommended.
Fairground Reminiscence – Take Part
Take part in in our specially designed Fairground Reminiscence Workshops, and have the chance to perform within the installation.
See www.adamrusselldance.com for workshop info and dates.
Gala Gallery Open
Gala Open is returning in 2020 after an exciting launch in 2018. We are again seeking a visual arts commission to create a new, temporary, site responsive work in any media for exhibition in the Gala Gallery space from Friday 31 January 2020 to Friday 28 March 2020.
There is a commission fee of up to £3000 to include all materials, installation costs and artist fees. Applications are invited from professional artists living, working or studying in County Durham. Proposals can be for exhibitions within a range of media including but not exclusive to painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, digital, sound, film or installation. Deadline 15/11/2019