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Hot Contents

20 Jun 2024 – 18 Jul 2024

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Monday
09:00 – 18:00
Tuesday
09:00 – 18:00
Wednesday
09:00 – 17:00
Thursday
10:00 – 18:00
Friday
09:00 – 17:00
Saturday
09:00 – 16:00
Sunday
Closed

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Crown Street Art Gallery

Darlington
England, United Kingdom

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Hot Contents explores the relationships between the past and present industrial activity of the North East and the climate emergency. Through the lens of Darlington’s industrial history, this exhibition considers possible climate futures through local sites of transition and spaces of resistance.

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Hot Contents explores the relationships between the past and present industrial activity of the North East and the climate emergency.

The society we live in has been built on the foundations of industry. In the North East, our industrial culture and landscape - from coal mining to steel working, textile production to large-scale engineering - is a significant part of our regional identity. Industry has played an important part in shaping our cities, towns and communities. However, the growth of industry and the pace of associated development has also played a significant role in accelerating the climate and ecological emergency: from the pollution caused by industrial waste to the growth and profit-oriented actions that shape our local environments.

Hot Contents imagines a near future where unsustainable growth and over-production has dramatically changed our landscape. Taking the form of brightly coloured video installations, sound maps and living sculptures, the work in this exhibition explores possible futures through local sites of transition, spaces of resistance, and climate action that aims to shape a positive future for Darlington.

Hot Contents is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and Creative Darlington.

Exhibiting artistsToggle

Matt Denham

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