Street Gallery puts artwork in windows…

In the summer of 2020, houses in Dawdon showed work in their windows by artists from County Durham, the UK, and worldwide to brighten up our streets!
A project run by artist Eleanor Matthews and funded through our Let’s Create Covid-19 response fund, this was a fantastic way to cheer up neighbour’s daily walks!  These amazing vox pop portraits by photographer Paul Cochrane told the individual stories of the people and artists who transformed streets in Dawdon Seaham into an art gallery during the pandemic.

Meet some of the individuals involved in the Street Gallery…


The Tinkler Family


Lara’s House

The Curtis Family

Irene and Roman

Fairclough Family

Map of the trail

Over 25 artists took part in the project, loaning work for display in people’s windows in Dawdon.

Durham University lent work from their collection and artists created work specifically for the project, or chose it for its suitability.

​The Art Work

For more information on the artists involved please click here here

The project also marks a new partnership between us and Durham University and Durham Summer In The City. Special shout out to our Cultural Hub Dawdon Youth and Community Centre The Youth Hub for getting involved in the project as well!