The next meeting of the Contemporary Art Club will be held on Saturday 10th August, 11:00-13:00, Learning Room, Hatton Gallery
The purpose of CACH is to give an opportunity for Friends of the Hatton who are interested in meeting informally to talk about their work and how it relates to art of today. The Club also hosts guest lecturers, most of who are highly qualified speakers or practitioners in art (see diary dates below).
If you are interested in joining CACH or want more details, please contact Marion at firstname.lastname@example.org
CACH is only accessible to Friends of the Hatton. If you are interested but not yet a member, you can join here.
Further details of the following events and talks will appear in the next bulletin issue.
In the meantime, please make a note in your diary where appropriate.
Lecture by Prof Richard Talbot
Wednesday 6th November, 13:00, Venue to be confirmed
Organised jointly by FotH and Newcastle University Retired Staff Society (RSS)
Should all art students learn to paint and draw
Lecture by Jeffrey Sarmiento
Jeffrey Sarmiento is from the National Glass Centre Sunderland and Sunderland University
Saturday 9th November, 11:00, Learning Room, Hatton Gallery
Organised through the Contemporary Art Club
Title to be confirmed
Awaiting confirmation of dates. We are aiming for Saturday 7th December with a second option of Saturday 14th December, 10:00-16:00
Short Course in Printmaking by Vhairi Cardinal & Caroline Coode
Vhairi Cardinal & Caroline Coode will be running a short course in printmaking on the following dates:
- Saturday 23rd November 2019
- Saturday 30th November 2019
- 25th January 2020
- 1st February 2020
The course sessions will take place in the Learning Room, Hatton Gallery and will run from 10:30-16:00
The course will include an introduction to simple screen-printing and the 2-plate process in addition to other techniques.
Booking forms and further details will be available in the September bulletin.
Saturday 8th June, 11.00–‐13.00, Learning Room, Hatton Gallery
Dr Stephen Moonie is an art historian. He specialises in the art and theory of the post-war United States, with a particular interest in the discourse of Modernist painting in the 1950s and 1960s. More broadly, he is interested in art writing, aesthetics and contemporary painting.
Previously, Stephen taught at the Department of History of Art at the University of Warwick. He completed his MA (Hons) at the University of St Andrews, and completed his MA (2005) and Ph.D. (2009) at the University of Essex.
His research interests focus upon post-war art and theory, especially Modernist painting and its criticism. He contributed to the catalogue for the exhibition at Tate St Ives and Warwick Arts Centre, The Indiscipline of Painting (2011).
Stephen is interested in art criticism and the problem of value judgments, and has written articles on the writing of British art critic Lawrence Alloway and the late critic/historian Leo Steinberg.
This lecture is part of Contemporary Art Club at the Hatton, to which all members of the Friends are invited.
Complementary coffee and biscuits available. Booking not necessary.
Saturday 22nd June, 13.00-15.00, Learning Room, Hatton Gallery
Janis is a designer and hand weaver of luxury fabrics with many years’ experience. Having completed an Honours Degree in Woven Textiles; she spends her days weaving her fabrics which are for sale, both direct and on line. She works on commissions as well as teaching a new generation of weavers. Janis’ own work ranges from the small gift items such as greeting cards, fabric covered notebooks, zipped purses, keyrings, and scented pin cushions to one-off luxury scarves for both men and women; throws, cushions and framed artwork. Recently, for a commission she had to weave four and a half metres of herringbone tweed which will ultimately become a tailored jacket. Janis has been a professional weaver and designer for 25 years. During this time she has taken part in numerous community and educational projects. One particular project was to create a series of woven panels to be displayed at the Borders General Hospital in Melrose. In 2019, Janis was fortunate to travel to China where she was employed to teach two groups of female weavers. Janis taught them to use more contemporary, marketable fabrics to help the women have an income from their textiles.
During the weaving workshop in June, participants will make a Summer themed wall‐hanging using a range of decorative weaving techniques, fancy yarns, and embellishments to create a vibrant beach scene. All materials will be provided and the small looms will be warped so participants can begin weaving straightaway. Please bring a pair of scissors with you. If you have any yarns or maybe something with a memory attached to it and would like to incorporate into your weaving please feel free to bring them. One the day of the workshops, Janis will bring a small range of textiles, which will be for sale at 10% discount. There will be something for everybody from greeting cards, lavender filled pin cushions, covered notebooks, zipped purses and scarves for both men and women all made from luxurious fibres such as line, silk, cashmere and alpaca.
There will be a summer drink and strawberries and cream following the workshop.
For a place please email Jo Cousin (please register for a place before the 13th June).
The talk will take place on Saturday May 11th 2019, 11am – 1pm, in the Learning Room at the Hatton Gallery. Refreshments will be provided.
Enrique’s talk is entitled Sculptural Dimension of Constructing a picture, a ‘harmony parallel to nature’. He is a practicing artist in Hexam and an invited Lecturer at the University of Durham Anthropology Department.
Enrique will analyse and discuss one of his large paintings during the presentation.
Note: This talk is part of the Contemporary Art Club and is only accessible to Friends of the Hatton.
No booking necessary for Enrique’s talk.
The AGM will take place in the Learning Room in the Hatton Gallery, 6th April 2019, 10.00am for 10.15am
Show and Talk
We are again inviting members to bring in items from their collection which they can share with other members and explain their feelings about it. Please contact the Secretary if you wish to show an item
Please sign the attendance sheet in circulation.
10.00 Coffee and biscuits
10.15 Show and Talk
10.45 Friends website redesign. Roger Newbrook will present a new version of the website (created using WordPress) and demonstrate how it works.
11.00 Meeting commences
12.30 Lunch (please complete the booking form below if you wish to stay for lunch)
- 1. Welcome and introductions
- Professor Eric Cross. President
- Apologies for absence
- To receive the minutes of the 2018 AGM
- Zoe Allen, Hatton Participation Officer: Gallery report
- Chairs Report
- Treasurers Report
- Secretarys Report
- Election of Chair and Vice-Chair, Officers* and Committee Members** for 2019-20
- Other Business
a. Proposal by 2018-19 Committee.
With effect from today, committee post holders are exempt from paying membership fees during the period they occupy the post.
- Closing Remarks
*Offices in addition to Chair and Vice-Chair
NB posts marked (2) can be a single post or a shared role for two people
- Events Co-ordinator
- Talks and lectures Co-ordinator (2)
- On-Line Media Co-ordinator
- Editor – Bulletin
- **Other committee Members:
Tuesday 29th January 2019, 7.00-9.00pm, Seminar Room at the Hatton Gallery
(Wine and nibbles at 18.30, talk begins at 19.00)
Katherine Renton studied Fine Art at Newcastle University from 1989-1993, and is an artist who has always lived on the Northumberland coast. In her talk she will explore the themes and ideas that run through her oil paintings, watercolours and drawings, starting with examples of work produced in her first year as a student, in particular an articulated sculpture of a flamingo.
Her recent work explores the theme of man-made defensive structures that edge our coastline: the harbour walls, breakwaters, and concrete tank traps and pillboxes from World War II. Despite the serious nature of this subject matter – which represents the historic and geographical significance of Northumberland – there is often a more playful element to her work. She references her own childhood, and time spent with her two children, in developing her work: the tank traps were erected to resist Nazi invasion, but now serve as tables for picnics, or as windbreaks, or playground apparatus. She is currently working on a series depicting Northumbrian castles – not the famous Bamburgh or Dunstanburgh Castles – but the sandcastles constructed on her local beach at Alnmouth.
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The talk will take place on Tuesday 29th January 2019, 7.00-9.00pm, nibbles at 6.30, Seminar Room Hatton Gallery
23rd February 2019, Learning Room of the Hatton Gallery. Talk starts of 11:00.
Richard Talbot, Professor of Fine Art at Newcastle University will give the talk in the Learning Room of the Hatton Gallery. The talk starts at 11am and is part of the newly formed Contemporary Art Club at the Hatton. Teas/coffees/light refreshments will be available.
This informative talk is free of charge and is only available to Members of the Friends of the Hatton (2018 and 2019). If you would like to attend please email FOTHevents@gmail.com by 21 February.
When: 6.30pm, Wednesday 21st November
Where: Lecture Theatre 1, Herschel Building
The short talk will be followed by an open Q&A and discussion with the audience.
The Herschel Building is just five minutes’ walk away from the Fine Art department and is the ‘physics’ building, Newcastle University.
We can confirm that this was a last minute thing for all concerned. No time to book – just turn up. It is a very large lecture theatre so you should be OK.
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