Talk by Anne Vibeke Mou

Three views of Eruption by Anne Vibeke Mou

Saturday 14th March 2020 11am. Learning Room at the Gallery.

Anne studied at Glasgow School of Art and Royal College of Art, London and lives and works in Newcastle upon Tyne. She has exhibited nationally and internationally including residencies at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, Upernavik Museum in North West Greenland, and National Glass Centre in Sunderland. A privately commissioned window for St Johns Church, Healey in Northumberland won the Art and Christianity Award 2011.

Anne Vibeke was co-curator, exhibitor and editor of Chance Finds Us, 2014, an exhibition and companion publication of works by eight artists from the North East for Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, mima. This project also saw her collaborate with cavers to obtain traces of cave walls from hidden landscapes underground, material which has formed the basis for engravings and a work for National Glass Centre in 2017.

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What’s on at the Gallery? Winter 2019

Kurt Schwitters' Merz Barn Wall (detail) - photo by COlin Davison

Roy Lichtenstein
Roy Lichtenstein, Reflections on Minerva - Photo John McKenzie © National Galleries of Scotland

Roy Lichtenstein, Refelctions on Minerva 1990.
Poto John McKenzie © National GAlleries of Scotland

An exhibition of works by American Pop artist, Roy Lichtenstein.

Until 4 January 2020

Heather Ross:
All the Better to Hear You With

A preformative installation in dialogue with the work of Kurt Schwitters.
Until 15 February 2020

Lothar Götz:
Fairground Abstract

An immersive wall painting by Lothar Götz.
5 October 2019 – 4 January 2020

Illuminating the Self
Featuring original work by Susan Aldworth and Andrew Carnie.
18 January 2020 – 9 May 2020

Origins & Endings
With work by Jordan Baseman, Mark Carroll and Marianne Wilde.
18 January 2020 – 7 March 2020
Kurt Schwitters’ Merz Barn Wall
The Merz Barn Wall is one of the UK’s international art treasures and is on permanent display at the Hatton Gallery. As part of the redevelopment of the Hatton, Schwitters’ Merz Barn Wall underwent essential conservation and is now presented alongside new interpretation.

Hatton Gallery Opening Times: Monday to Saturday. 10am to 5pm

What’s on locally 2019-20

Mining Art Gallery – Bishop Auckland, Co Durham Daily 10 am to 4 pm

Norman Cornish – a slice of life
Until 23rd February – Mon 12pm to 5 pm Sun, Tues-Sat 10 pm to 5pm

Part of a countrywide centenary celebration of the artist’s birth.  The exhibition includes depictions of life underground, bar scenes and domestic settings.  Norman Cornish’s work also being shown at Palace Green Library, Palace Green, Durham.  Norman Cornish the Sketchbooks

Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Marjolaine Ryley – This is what I see.
Until 3rd February – Mon-Sat 10 am to 5 pm Sun 1pm to 5 pm

A mid-career retrospective of photographic artist Marjolaine Ryley and the first to offer an overview of her entire body of work to date. The Thin Blue Lines the Deep Red Sea are featured in the exhibition.

The Biscuit Factory

India Amos – Presenting a new portrait series, until 23rd February

Rob Van Hoek – Winter Exhibition, until – 23rd February.

Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art

Judy Chicago, until 19th April 2020

Animalesque / Art Across Species and Beings (group exhibition), until 19th April 2020

Joy Labinjo – Our histories cling to us, until 23rd February 2020

Pippa Hale – Play Rebellion, until 23rd February

Final call for stallholders

wooden Christmas decorations

This is an excellent opportunity to sell your work from the gallery. There will be festive refreshments and the perennial raffle.

For further details and bookings email Tomke by 15th November.

The market will take place on the 7th December in the Learning Room at the Hatton Gallery. A ‘stall’ comprises a trestle table plus you own support equipment. Single stall £20 or £30 if shared (so, £15 per person).

Dear friends…

Welcome to the new bulletin for September and October. We hope you enjoy it.

This issue includes an article on fellow Friend Sue Brophy. If you would like to be our “Featured Friend” in a future issue, drop us a line and we’ll send you our questionnaire,

There’re details of a collage by Linder which the gallery bought with the help of funds from FotH and details of an exhibition by Friend Shaun Flett and Peter Dixon.

We have included details of up and coming talks and events and longer-term dates for your diary, What’s on at the Hatton Gallery and also What’s on at other local venues

The committee always appreciate members’ views and comments. If any member wishes to include an article in a future bulletin please contact the current Secretary, Richard Thompson by emailing

What’s on locally

The Biscuit Factory
Autumn Exhibition – free admission 6th September to 3rd November
The Biscuit Factory welcomes painter, printmaker and sculptor Henrietta Corbett.
New work from: Cheryl Culver, Raquel Alvarez Sardina and Richard Sowman
New to the Gallery: Annie Waring Deborah Grice, Jill Tate and Michael St. Clair.

Paris can stay in bed  – Simon Le Ruez
3rd October to 2nd November Wednesday to Saturday 12 to 5 pm
Matthew Smith  – same dates.

Laing Gallery
The Enchanted Interior: 12TH October – 22nd February.
Always on show: Northern Spirit – celebrating artists, manufacturers and makers from the north east of England.

What’s on at the gallery

New gallery interior showing the Pioneers of Pop exhibition, photo by Colin Davidson

ARTIST ROOMS Roy Lichtenstein
An exhibition of works by American Pop artist, Roy Lichtenstein – Until 4 January 2020

Heather Ross: All the Better to Hear You With
A preformative installation in dialogue with the work of Kurt Schwitters – Until 15 February 2020

Lothar Götz: Fairground Abstract
An immersive wall painting by artist Lothar Götz – 5 October 2019 – 4 January 2020



Gallery Opening Times: Monday to Saturday. 10am to 5pm

Collage bought with the help of FotH funds

Linder, Untitled, 1979, photomontage, 27 x 22 cm. Photo: Todd White.

Earlier this year, Julie Milne the Chief Curator of Art Galleries requested financial help from the Friends to purchase an early collage piece by Liverpool born artist Linder Sterling. Linder’s work came to prominence in the Manchester punk scene in the late 1970s. She featured in the Hatton Gallery’s recent “Exploding Collage” exhibition.

The collage was bought partly by funds from the Contemporary Art Society who said of the work, “Untitled is a 1979 collage that is perhaps less immediately confrontational than some of her work, but it sits squarely within the concerns that have been at the core of Linder’s practice for more than thirty years.  White goods, cooking utensils and cutlery have featured repeatedly as signifiers of the domestic sphere that was for so long considered the appropriate setting for women.  In Untitled, the home itself is presented as a teetering monolith, women’s faces peering through the windows and doors. Like Alice in Wonderland, the women have become absurdly too large for the buildings and threaten to be no longer confined by them  – be they palatial mansions or modest suburban semis.”

Image: Linder, Untitled, 1979, photomontage, 27 x 22 cm.
Photo: Todd White. © Linder. Courtesy the artist & Modern Art, London