Mike Darling, Visual Arts Curator

Mike Darling graduated in Fine Art in 1980 and has been working as an artist ever since. During the ensuing 41 years he has exhibited a lot and painted a lot, including stage and fashion show sets, illustrated books, signwriting, commercial hoardings and he’s “done a bit of art directing for films.”

After running his own poster design business in Leicester, followed by a stopover in Yorkshire working in the wine trade, he moved to Mull in 2002. He can't remember how long he's worked at An Tobar but thinks it's about 15 years. Working initially as gallery technician, he currently works as both technician and curator running the visual arts programme.