Retrospective 2020 – The Early Years

This year in the lesser hall we have a remarkable collection of work that highlight the art of some our festival’s founders. There are paintings, prints, ceramics and sculptures, with work from Robert Juniper, Brian McKay, David Gregson, George Hayes, Mac and Kate Betts, Philippa O’Brien and Wim Boiessevein

D. Thornton Hick Retrospective 2019

Darrell Thornton Hick  1941-2013

Thornton Hick was an Artist, Designer, Photographer and Teacher who drew inspiration through the Australian Landscape. He had a strong connection with Darlington and regional WA and successfully exhibited at the Darlington Arts Festival on numerous occasions. 


His ultimate sculpture was Poles Apart; the family home he designed and built here in Darlington, which remains on Dalry Road today.

A selection of sculptural work, paintings and drawings will be on offer to purchase along with precious pieces from the Hick family collection.  


The Thornton Hick Retrospective will be a memoir to showcase the artist’s love for Darlington and beyond.