A River Runs
Dartford's River History
3rd April - 30th April 2019
A River Runs is an exhibition drawn from the Dartford archives and Borough collection.
This exhibition displays various landscapes featuring the Darent and Thames rivers; capturing glimpses of local river life through the ages. Some of the scenes highlight the important role these waterways have played in work and industry as they powered the many watermills in Dartford. There are also maritime scenes displaying magnificent ships; and some of the landscapes depict the beauty of living life by the river gently running through pretty villages.
The pictures include work in watercolour, oil, engraving, black crayon, pencil, hand coloured print and gouache. The work ranges in age from the 19th Century to the 20th Century.
The Dartford Borough Collection brings together work donated by artists and owners over the years and this exhibition draws together the work of both professional and amateur artists.