History of Durham Light Infantry and also exhibitions and events in Durham Art Gallery
The Durham Art Gallery consists of two galleries: one offering 58m. of wall space (180mē) and another with 35m. (76mē), plus a small Print Room with 25m. (35mē) of space. There is no permanent art collection and the programme features a regularly changing series of exhibitions related to all aspects of the visual arts, along with illustrated talks, films, workshops, demonstrations, concerts and other events aimed at a wide range of visitors and special interest groups.
The main gallery displays change monthly and include major touring exhibitions from the South Bank Centre, Photographers' Gallery and other national and regional centres, as well as exhibitions arranged directly by gallery staff. Over the years these have included exhibitions of painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, film and fantasy, textile arts and ceramics, car and furniture design, book illustration, ethnography and architecture. There have been a number of successful touring exhibitions initiated by the gallery (eg Mervyn Peake, Beryl Cook) and it has hosted several artist-in-residence schemes. The small Print Room area serves principally as a venue for solo exhibitions by contemporary artists, usually local, although work is regularly shown by artists outside the area.