Newcastle University’s Fine Art Degree Show 2021 Launch event

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 exhibitionwhich 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

More details can be found here.

Membership announcement

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)

Card sale in aid of charity Medicin sans Frontieres

Some of Caroline Coode's Newcastle card designs

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

Payments can be made by Paypal.me or by cheque. Choose your cards (make a note of the reference numbers) and send your request and address to Caroline by email.

#cardsforcharity #urgentmedicinesneeded #careforinjured #victimsofwar #supportfrontlinemedicalworkers

Gallery reopening November 7

Collage by artist Linder

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.

Health and Safety measures in the Gallery

New gallery entrance and shop, photo by Colin Davidson

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.

Events cancelled due to Corona Virus/Covid 19

Really sad to have to do this but given the latest advice from the government we think it’s right that we cancel all of our planned events until the situation changes.
The events cancelled would therefore be:
  • AGM (April 18th)
  • All talks/lectures/workshops
    • Talk by Dr Mike Collier, The Dawn Chorus
      (31st March)

    • Ruth Bond, Outer Hebrides & Northumberland journey of colour
      (21st April)

    • Rag and Oil method workshop with Jenny Blayney
      (25th April)

  • 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 with Jenny Blayney

Image by Jenny Blayney

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.


Image by Jenny BlayneyI 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


You can find examples of Jenny’s work at: Network Artists website and on her Facebook page.

Friends Bulletin March 2020

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.

We have included details of our upcoming talks and events, details of “What’s on” at the Hatton Gallery and at other local venues.

If you haven’t already, please “Like” our Facebook page to be kept up to date with our activities and last minute announcements https://www.facebook.com/friendsofthehatton/


Read the March 2020 Bulletin online. Or download the .pdf version.

Renew your membership for 2020

Membership renewals are due on the 1st of January each year. (If you joined after the end of September this year your membership is already valid until 1 January 2021 so you need take no action).

Many have already renewed.

But if you haven’t please choose one of these options:


Paying by Cash Transfer to join or renew for 2020
(our preferred option)

Single: £15                    Family or double: £20           Students (or under 25s): £5

If you have internet banking you can do a simple cash transfer using:

  • FOTH Sort Code: 30-90-50
  • Account Name and Number: Friends of the Hatton 00043391

Please email confirmation of this with your contact details (your full name, address and post code) to our Treasurer, John Dance


 

Paying by Cheque to join or renew for 2020

Single: £15                      Family or double: £20               Students (or under 25s): £5

  • Your full name:
  • Your address:
  • Post Code:
  • Email:
  • Amount enclosed: ……………………  Cheques payable to Friends of the Hatton.

Please indicate your level of  membership and send the following details to:

The FotH Treasurer, John Dance, 41 Trajan Avenue, South Shields, NE33 2AN


 

Note: If you already pay by standing order you need take no action.

If you wish to become a gift aid donor please contact the Treasurer for further details.

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