Members are invited to the Friends of the Hatton Annual General Meeting to be held in the Learning Room in the Hatton Gallery on Saturday, 13th November 2021, 10.00am for 10.15am.
Programme to follow soon…
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to attend.
Print doesn’t go Snap or Crackle. It does however go POP!
Print Goes Pop is the latest in a series of Pop Art-themed exhibitions at the Hatton, which has strong links with the art movement of the 1950s and 60s.
Exhibition runs from 25 September. Further details can be found here: hattongallery.org.uk/whats-on/print-goes-pop
The preview and launch of the Fine Art Degree show at Newcastle University is being held online this year and you can go along for free!. The annual exhibition, which returns after a year-long pause due to Covid-19, celebrates the work and achievements of the Graduating class of 2021 after a year like no other.
Please be aware that the opening event may be photographed, filmed and livestreamed for use by Newcastle University.
Date: Saturday 5th JUNE 2021 (12 noon -1.30 pm)
Schedule: Introduction and Speeches at 12 noon
Followed by interactive art tours, performances, films and readings till 1.30pm ….
Dress fancy , Bring your own refreshments !
Join the EVENT via the link at 12am: https://newcastleuniversity.zoom.us/j/86344862822 (this link should take you straight there, If you have not used Zoom before, you will be prompted to download it).
Meeting ID: 863 4486 2822
Due to lockdown restrictions last year the committee did not request the payment of any membership fees in 2020. Due to the ongoing COVID situation this, at present, extends into 2021. However, since the prime purpose of FotH is to support the arts (FotH constitution) we are still accepting voluntary payments which are being kept in balances for this purpose.
At some stage, when government restrictions permit, the delivery of ‘membership benefits’ as listed on our membership application forms should resume.
If the current road map out of lockdown announced by the Government on 22nd February 2021 remains unchanged then it looks as if positive plans could be made after the 17th May. If this is the case we will begin with an AGM to refresh plans and look to the future. When we are able to act with some confidence on this we will issue a bulletin to all members nearer 17th May.
FotH commitee (elected 2019)
Fellow friend and printmaker Caroline Coode is selling her cards in aid of the charity Medicin sans Frontieres.
The cards are wrapped singly in clear bags with p&p included. You can view them on Caroline’s website via the links below. There are 4 sections.
Newcastle cards – £2 each
Lindisfarne cards – £2 each
Countryside (Northumberlnd) cards – £2 each
Isle of Raasay cards – £2 each
The Gallery will reopen on November 7, with the Linder Sterling exhibition, Linderism. There will also be access to the Merz Barn.
To ensure visitor and staff safety through social distancing there will be a one way system.
Visitors will be limited to a maximum capacity of 40 (or 10 in any given space at any time) for the whole Gallery.
An online booking system will be in place (link to follow). It is proposed that the Gallery opening hours will remain the same.
Keep an eye on our Facebook page for further announcements.
To ensure your safety while visiting the Hatton Gallery a number of measures will have been put in place:
- All high contact areas such as toilets, handrails, etc will be regularly cleaned throughout opening hours.
- Signage will be installed on the toilet entrance door, lift and closed access, explaining the current measures.
- Toilets and lifts will be signposted re usage and staff will be on hand to ensure distancing measures are maintained.
- Hand sanitiser stations will be available at the entrance and exit to the Gallery, in the toilet and any other additional suitable locations.
A member of staff will greet visitors upon arrival and provide guidance about the visit and what to expect. Along with directional signage, staff will be available to direct visitors on their journey.
Toilets will be deep cleaned each morning and additional cleaning will occur throughout opening hours.
Keep an eye out for further announcements here and on our Facebook page.
- AGM (April 18th)
- All talks/lectures/workshops
Talk by Dr Mike Collier, The Dawn Chorus
Ruth Bond, Outer Hebrides & Northumberland journey of colour
Rag and Oil method workshop with Jenny Blayney
- Summer Exhibition 2020 is cancelled unless things change dramatically in a positive direction by then!
Keep an eye on further announcements here and on our Facebook page.
Rag and Oil method workshop – Jenny Blayney – Saturday, 25 th April 2.00 to 4.30 pm Learning Room, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Cost £17.00 for members. Jenny will bring materials.
If you would like to come please email Jo Cousin.
I like to work closely with Nature and the Cycle of the Year, tuning in to the mood and reflecting on the inner response through painting.
I run workshops to offer this experience to others, guiding participants through a colour journey, and referring to the changing seasons, often turning to poetry on the theme.
My influences come through the teachings of Rudolf Steiner, seeking the Spirit in Nature as a healing force. I worked as an art therapist in a GP practice for twelve years, following a teaching career, and offering workshops at home and abroad.
My own artwork, including a watercolour veiling method and clay modeling, can be found on my web-site and also as greeting cards.
The workshop at the Hatton will have the spring mood of blossoming and expansion, as the poets love to extol:
“When weeds in wheels look long and lovely and lush”
The painting process, I call the ‘rag and oil method’, begins with rubbing oil colour and linseed oil into strong watercolour paper. The colours begin to blend and move creating a luminous effect, and remaining pliable. The aim is to then bring integration and wholeness in body soul and spirit, thus fostering appreciation and joy and a healing force. The form arises out of the colour.
Jenny will bring leaflets and also some greeting cards for sale.
If you would like to bring a favourite or colour please do so.
If you would like to come please email Jo Cousin
Welcome to the Friends’ bulletin for March 2020.
In this issue you will find details of our upcoming AGM on 18th April, along with proxy vote forms if you can’t make the event itself. We have a spotlight trained on local artist William Hindmarsh. Our Featured Friend this issue is artist Harry Bell. If you would like to be our featured in a future bulletin, drop us a line and we’ll send you our questionnaire, FotHevents@gmail.com.
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