Sir Peter Blake Gallery:

Sir Peter Blake Gallery is an exhibition space showcasing emerging and established artists, as well as provides exhibitions of interest to Dartford people.

The gallery celebrates the extraordinary career of artist Sir Peter Blake who was born in Dartford in 1932. One of Britain's best known artists and a major influence on the Pop Art movement, Sir Peter has contributed some of the most globally recognisable art and design of modern times including artwork for the covers of The Beatle's album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and Band Aid's Do They Know It's Christmas?

Situated in the same building as Dartford Library and the Borough Museum, the gallery is curated by Dartford Borough Council on behalf of Kent County Council's Libraries, Registrations and Archives Service.

Current Exhibition:

Creative Studio Presents at North Kent College 'Transitions'

Date: 29th March 2023 - 21st April 2023

Next Exhibition:

Dartford Borough Council Presents 'If I Were King/Queen Children's Exhibition'

Date: 26th April 2023 - 17th June 2023

Dartford Borough Council is inviting local children to take part in this year’s Exhibition at the Sir Peter Blake Gallery, Dartford.

The Exhibition offers children who enjoy art an exciting new opportunity to see their creations on display in a public gallery. We were overwhelmed by the enthusiasm the children showed in their artwork for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and we are keen to make this year’s exhibition even bigger and better than before!

Please do encourage children to enter; they can see their work displayed and collect a certificate too!

This year we are looking for children to paint themselves as if they were a King or Queen, make a crown, take a photograph or draw a picture of the world’s best King’s Coronation street parties. Let their imagination run wild for a right royal celebration.

All you need to do is:

  • Put the child's name and age on the back of their submission
  • A contact email or phone number of parent or guardian, also on the back 

Art submissions can be dropped off or posted to:

  • Dartford Library Central Park, Market Street, Dartford or
  • Civic Offices, Home Gardens, Dartford. DA1 2DR

Sir Peter Blake Gallery,

Dartford Library Central Park, Market Street, Dartford

Opening times:

Weekdays 10.00am – 5.00pm Sat: 10.00am – 4.00pm Sun: Closed

About the Dartford and District Photographic Society

Society membership is open to anyone, male, female, young or old, with an interest in photography. Whether a raw beginner or an advanced worker, our programme caters for your needs. We can also help you get the best from your new digital camera and computer.

Our Society is an Associate of the Kent County Photographic Association (KCPA) and is also affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB)

Why not give us a try? We are a very friendly crowd and we will make you most welcome.


For more information, visit our website at

Or just Google “Dartford Photographic Society”