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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Annual General Meeting 2020

Hatton Gallery Archive space with AGM 2020 written across

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, 18th April 2020, 10.00am for 10.15am.

Programme

Please sign the attendance sheet in circulation.

10.00 Coffee and biscuits

10.15 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 email richard.r.thompson@btinternet.com if you wish to present.

11.00 Meeting commences

12.30 Lunch (please email if you wish to stay for lunch)

Agenda

  1. Welcome and introductions
  2. Professor Eric Cross. President
  3. Apologies for absence
  4. To receive the minutes of the 2019 AGM
  5. Hatton Participation Officer: Gallery report
  6. Chair’s Report
  7. Treasurer’s Report
  8. Secretary’s Report
  9. Election of Committee for 2020-21
    Posts marked (2) can be a single post or a shared role for two people.
  10. Chair
  11. Vice-Chair
  12. Secretary
  13. Treasurer
  14. Events Co-ordinator (2)
  15. Talks and lectures Co-ordinator (2)
  16. On-Line Media Co-ordinator
  17. Editor – Bulletin
  18. Other committee members: (two vacancies).
  19. Other Business
  20. Closing Remarks

 

Proxy forms

Please email the details below to Richard Thompson, by 14th March 2020.

 


Friends of the Hatton. AGM 18th April 2020. Proxy Voting

If you cannot attend the AGM and wish the Chair to vote on your behalf, please send the following details to Richard Thompson.

I [insert your name here] hereby appoint the Chair of the meeting, or [insert proxy voter’s name here] (Name of Member) to vote on my behalf at the AGM.


 

W B Hindmarsh – a profile

William Hindmarsh is a self-taught artist who works with several media. He spent his childhood and formative years in rural Northumberland and has been inspired by the landscape and changing moods of the North East coast.

In 1957, at the age of 15, he started work as an apprentice electrician at Linton Colliery and worked in various mines for 12 years, witnessing changes from heavy manual work to advanced automation.

At the age of 18 he won a special prize at the National Coal Board art competition and sold  a painting to Mathias, Spencer & Sons international coal equipment suppliers and the image was circulated world-wide including Russia and America in Iron and Coal Magazine, the depiction of a pit pony giving rise to much comment.

In 2000 he fulfilled a lifetime ambition to become a professional artist.

His subjects vary from landscapes to figurative painting and he enjoys the challenge of different media and subjects, therefore his artwork is diverse and depends on the subject and his inclination at the time.

Depicting his mining experiences prove popular and, as many people can still remember their fathers and grandfathers telling tales of the great northern coalfield, continue to be appreciated.

His one man exhibitions throughout the North East since 2000 including: National Coal Mining Museum, Wakefield, Greenfield Gallery, Newton Aycliffe, Gray College, Durham University, Woodhorn Museum, Northumberland, DLI Museum, Durham, Customs House, South Shields, Town Hall, Bishop Auckland.

image by Bill HindmarshTowards the Light by W B Hindmarsh

His works are now in homes throughout the UK and can be found across the world including USA, Canada, Germany, Australia, Austria and Holland.  The University of Durham has several works and two were bought for the House of Lords extension.  The Mining Art Gallery in Bishop Auckland has several works in their Gemini Collection

Philosophy

“I work continuously to improve my understanding and technique in several media. I am only satisfied when I can communicate successfully with the viewer and when it occurs I call it “magic”.  Without it I feel the work is ordinary. If the viewer is left to add to complete the artwork then this magic is possible.”

St Marks VeniceSt Mark’s, Venice by W B Hindmarsh

Techniques

From his earliest years Hindmarsh has drawn and has read and experimented to improve his knowledge of art.  The academic method of painting, including tempera, was explored but is was the impressionists who continue to influence his work.

When working in watercolours, the paper characteristics, wetness and colour are important and can be unforgiving if overworked. Wet on wet is his favourite method which can surprise and delight.

Pastels and oils are much more forgiving and best when vivid or less subtle work is required. Again the surface of the ground will help determine the communication. To this end, slates, wood board and canvas as a textured ground have been used.”

Current Work

The preparation is underway for a one man exhibition “People and Places” at Greenfield Art Centre in Newton Aycliffe in October 2020, with an eclectic mix of art work with several pieces from private collections showing the variations of his work.

Joint exhibitions are being planned and prepared for with several artists with mining backgrounds displaying their artwork following several successful exhibitions they have held.

His work can be purchased at: NEC Eldon Gardens, Newcastle, The Wallington Gallery, Corbridge, The Kemble Gallery, Durham and Tallantyre Gallery, Morpeth.

For more information see www.williambhindmarsh.co.uk/