Interface Arts is a collective of artists and craftpersons based in County Durham
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A network for artists and craftspeople in
County Durham and surrounding areas

Welcome to Interface Arts. We are open to all people for whom creativity forms a significant part of their lives, and aim to promote creativity in all media.

The project is member-led by a committee. Our current officials are: Chair Wendy Parkin, Secretary Gail Bell and Treasurer Mary Quinn.

Our Next Event

Date/Time Event
02/08/2017 - 30/08/2017
All Day
Craft Exhibition
Greenfield Arts, Newton Aycliffe County Durham

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Meet our Artists

Find out about each of our artists and view their work.

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Upcoming Events

Find out about upcoming exhibitions and events featuring our artists.

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Art & Craft Directory

View our helpful resource of links to all things creative.

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Featured Artist – Carolyn Corfield

Carolyn Corfield’s work features in the ‘TELLING IN FULL’ exhibition at the Lancaster Words Festival 6th – 8th July 2017. This exhibition seeks to explore the traditional notion of ekphrasis (translating art into words) by turning it on its head. Since it can be more widely applied to the translation of a work in one artistic medium to another, the event teases out the potential of visual narratives in text.
Peter Scott Gallery (no 17) Lancaster University Campus
Bailrigg, Lancaster, LA1 4YW
‘The Heliades’ handsculpted, porcelain with glassmelt: Ovid Metamorphoses Bk.II, 346-365
The Heliades were the daughters of Helios (Apollo) and Clymene.
After their brother Phaethon was struck by a thunderbolt thrown by Zeus, the sisters wept for him on the banks of the river Eridanus where they were transformed into into poplars and their tears to amber.

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Join Us

There are many benefits to being part of Interface Arts, and we are always happy to welcome new members.

If you are interested in joining a group of like minded, enthusiastic creatives, follow the link to find out more about our membership criteria and the benefits you could receive.

You can also apply to join online.

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About Us

What is Interface Arts?

Interface Arts is an artists’ network for County Durham.

Who can become a member?

Artists and creative practitioners of any discipline (e.g. painters, sculptors, drama practitioners, actors, musicians, dancers, writers, etc) who either live in County Durham or work predominantly within the County. You must be a practicing or aspiring creative practitioner, and creativity must form a significant part of your life (whether or not you actually make a living from it).

How can I get involved?

Sign up for membership via the ‘Join us’ section of the website.

What are the benefits to being a member?

Monthly networking events, organised for the network, are an opportunity to meet other artists and discuss issues relating to your practice. Guest speakers are often brought in to lead such discussion or aid with professional development.

The website is a key benefit to joining Interface Arts – it acts as a central hub of information for Durham-based artists and as a portal for networking and opportunities. Each member is entitled to their own micro-site, onto which you can load your contact details, eight images of your work and information about your work as an artist.

Members receive our email newsletter, Interface News, detailing opportunities, jobs, commissions, exhibitions and members activities.

Ongoing Interface Arts Exhibitions, allowing members to show work, gain experience and sell work.

Who can I contact for further information?

Wendy Parkin, Chair of Interface Arts, can be contacted at, or simply complete the contact form to the right.

For information on ERDF or CSDI funding, visit the Arts Council website at

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