“Conceptual Art in Britain and the U.S.” a lecture by Dr Stephen Moonie

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.

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Weaving Workshop with Janis Embleton

Janis Embleton's small loom

Saturday 22nd June, 13.00-15.00, Learning Room, Hatton Gallery

Summer‐themed Weaving

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.

Cost: £14.00

For a place please email Jo Cousin (please register for a place before the 13th June).

A talk by artist Enrique Azcobar

A painting by Enrique Azcobar

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.

Annual General Meeting 2019

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

Programme

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)

Agenda

  1. 1. Welcome and introductions
  2. Professor Eric Cross. President
  3. Apologies for absence
  4. To receive the minutes of the 2018 AGM
  5. Zoe Allen, Hatton Participation Officer: Gallery report
  6. Chairs Report
  7. Treasurers Report
  8. Secretarys Report
  9. Election of Chair and Vice-Chair, Officers* and Committee Members** for 2019-20
  10. 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.
  11. 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

  1. Secretary
  2. Treasurer
  3. Events Co-ordinator
  4. Talks and lectures Co-ordinator (2)
  5. On-Line Media Co-ordinator
  6. Editor – Bulletin
  7. **Other committee Members:
    Two vacancies.

A talk by Laura Edgar, artist

Textile art by Laura Edgar - buttercup fields
Tuesday 26th February 2019, 7.00-9.00pm, Seminar Room at the Hatton Gallery
(Wine and nibbles at 18.30, talk begins at 19.00)Laura Edger, artist based in Whitley Bay talks about her work.

LTextile art by Laura Edgar - Tynemouth magenta duskaura Edgar studied Foundation Studies in Art and Design at Newcastle College then completed an Textile Degree at Nottingham Trent University from 1993-1996. She lives in the coastal town of Whitley Bay.

In the past Laura has been involved with freelance textile designing and also textile art projects with the Embroider’s Guild as well as exhibitions in galleries locally such as the Biscuit Factory. Laura also tutors nationally and internationally.

LTextile art by Laura Edgar - heather moorlandaura finds inspiration in all things vintage and is an avid collector of beachcombing and flea market finds. Art and Textiles have always been a therapeutic outlet for Laura, a way of relaxing, mindfullness and self-expression. She is currently working on work for her solo exhibition For the Love of the North shop at Whitley Bay.

The talks will include a Powerpoint presentation and questions and answers. Laura will be bringing examples of her work, some available to purchase along with some hand-made cards.

If you would like to reserve a place please email josephinecousin@googlemail.com

THIS IS A FRIENDS ONLY EVENT! If you are interested but not yet a Friend of the Hatton you can join here for as little as £5 per year

From Flamingos to Sandcastles, a Talk by Katherine Renton

Alnmouth Castle - Katherine Renton

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)

Sandcastle study - Katherine RentonKatherine 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.

For replies for the talk josephinecousin@googlemail.com
The talk will take place on Tuesday 29th January 2019, 7.00-9.00pm, nibbles at 6.30, Seminar Room Hatton Gallery

Rediscovering the Past & Celebrating the Future: the Redevelopment of the Hatton Gallery

New gallery entrance, photo by Colin Davidson
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.


THIS IS A FRIENDS ONLY EVENT! If you are interested but not yet a Friend of the Hatton you can join here for as little as £5 per year.

 

A talk by Antony Gormley

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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FOTH Contemporary Art Club

Saturday 10 November 2018, 11:00 – 13:00, Learning Room Hatton Gallery

We are exploring the idea of starting a club for FOTH members who are interested in contemporary art.

While members would eventually help set the content and direction of the club, a broad outline in the initial stages would be:

  • Meet once per month in the Learning area of the Hatton
  • Clarify what it is we​ mean by ‘contemporary art’
  • Discuss art work, exhibitions, research in a supportive and relaxed and friendly atmosphere
  • Share experiences, techniques and knowledge
  • Show finished work or work in progress to the group
  • Encourage and support interest in contemporary art
  • Share unwanted art materials and equipment
  • Eventually show art work in a public exhibition
  • A key step would be to set the broad agenda for future meetings.

The first meeting would begin with a bit of socialising (tea, coffee and biscuits). Then to make a link to the gallery, members could look at the current exhibitions followed by a discussion.

THIS IS A FRIENDS ONLY EVENT! If you are interested but not yet a Friend of the Hatton you can join here:

20 places avleailable
Cost: free for members
If you have any questions or would like to register your interest please contact: fothevents@gmail.com

Two Intaglio print workshops

The print studio during one of our print workshops

Saturdays 24 November & 8 December 2018, 10:30 – 16:00 in the Learning Room Hatton Gallery

Caroline Coode and Vhairi Cardinal are returning for their popular Printmaking workshops. There will be the possibility to use one press to make intaglio prints. In order to broaden the experience of printmaking (and so that not all have to queue up for the one press!) Vhairi and Caroline will be introducing more possibilities for hand-burnished relief prints. This is a time honoured way that Japanese printers traditionally used. Further techniques could include collagraph, acetate drypoint, (intaglio) lino cut and Japanese woodblock (relief). All levels of ability welcome!

Both Vhairi and Caroline will be on hand to help you with your work.

Please bring ideas, enthusiasm and any special items you would like to use!

More details and how to register can be found on our Facebook page.