International artist’s residencies – working on site
A talk by Chris Jones, Professor of Fine Art Practice, Newcastle University
Saturday 11th January 11am. Learning Room at the Gallery.
Chris will talk about residences he has held overseas in Australia, Norway, Japan and China.
This is the second of the printmaking courses offered by Vhairi Cardinal & Caroline Coode
Vhairi and Caroline are offering a short course in Printmaking on Saturdays 25th January & 8th February 2020 (note, this has changed from 1st February to 8th), 10.30am till 4.00pm each day.
The course will be held in the Learning Room, at Hatton Gallery.
They aim to introduce simple screen-printing and revisit the 2 plate process, as well as helping students to continue with other techniques.
Limited places are available.
Cost: £20 per person per day for members plus a small surcharge for materials.
To register for a place on either of these courses, email FOTHevents@gmail.com.
Rhonda Fenwick is a contemporary/ participatory artist
Tuesday 18th February, Seminar Room, Hatton Gallery, nibbles 6pm talk 6.30 – 7.30.
Rhonda’s work is concerned with Art and the creative process as a way of empowerment and transformation.
As Igor Stravinsky once said “I myself, having been created, cannot help but create”.
It is this example of inspiration which leads me to work with paint, mixed media, collage, write and film making – integrating the different mediums to create.
The talk is an attempt to explain the creative process of what that implies. Uncovering the ‘hows’ and ‘whys’ and the idea that creativity involves stored memories containing them with new incoming data to create something unique.
In the words of Artist Brice Marden, he said “ultimately, I’m using the painting as a sounding board for the spirt…
You can be painting and go into a place where thought stops – where you can just be and it just comes out… I present it as an open situation rather than a closed situation.”
If you would like to come please email Josephinecousin@googlemail.com.
Workshop lead by Rhonda Fenwick
Saturday, 29th February, Learning Room, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne 1-3pm
This workshop follows on from Rhonda’s talk and is concerned with the creative process, how silence and meditation can help the artist to unleash creativity, express personal and authentic art especially in paintings.
During the workshop participants will be given a taste of meditation and an explanation as to how this can help them in their creative processes, plus exercises in mark making discovering their own person marks and personal signature.
Participants will be asked to write in their notebooks any ideas, thoughts, feelings, responses, fears etc. to create a personal diary of their work. Participants will take part in a painting challenge.
Participants will need to bring with them
- a notebook
- four A1 sheets of drawing paper
- mark making tools, e.g. graphite pencils, charcoal, marker pens, pastels, crayons paints and brushes.
Cost: £15.00 for members
For a place please contact: Josephinecousin@googlemail.com.
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.
For a place please email Josephinecousin@googlemail.com.
Professor Richard Talbot is Director of the Institute for Creative Arts Practice and Professor of Contemporary Drawing
Wednesday, November 6th, 1 pm
The talk will take place in the Fine Arts Lecture Theatre. Newcastle University.
The event is organised by Newcastle University Retired Staff Society (RSS).
This is NOT a public lecture. It is ONLY available to members of Newcastle University Retired Staff Society members and members of Friends of the Hatton (FotH). If you wwould like to join FotH, you can download a form from here.
There has been controversy and debate in the press on this issue in the past year, triggered by suggestions from the art critic Jacob Willer that traditional artistic techniques are being lost because of current teaching practices in art schools. Professor Talbot has addressed this criticism, arguing for an open-ended approach while offering students practical workshops in specific skills.
Newcastle University Retired Staff Society members are invited for coffee adjacent to the lecture theatre from 12.30pm. The RSS welcomes FotH members to what promises to be a fascinating lecture but it is essential that you email Richard Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org before 31st October to register your interest.
A talk by Jeffrey Sarmiento of The National Glass Centre Sunderland and Sunderland University
Saturday, November 9th 11am to 1pm
The talk will take place in Learning Room at the Gallery.
Dr Sarmiento has worked internationally as a Fulbright Fellow in Denmark, a Visiting Artist at UrbanGlass, and an instructor at Pilchuck Glass School. He won the International Glass Prize 2012 at Glazenhuis, Belgium and his solo exhibition at National Glass Centre in Sunderland toured to Bullseye Projects, USA. His collaborative work was also included in Glasstress Gotika at the 56th Venice Biennale. He leads National Glass Centre Research and was also Artistic Director at North Lands Creative Glass, Scotland.
Talk by Margaret Woodliff Wright
Tuesday, 19th November – 6 pm nibbles, 6.30 to 7.30 talk
Seminar Room, Hatton Gallery
Margaret initially trained to teach Art and Design at HildsBede, Durham, where she specialised in ceramics. On graduation believing that she needed a little more experience of life before settling into teaching, she applied for a graduate trainee scheme at Selfridges W1, eventually retuning to the NE to take up the role of the Fenwick Glass & China Buyer. Somewhat later, aware that she needed to reconnect more actively with her earlier creative life, she applied to Leeds College of Art in 2011, and after a 2-year intensive course, graduated in 2013 with High Distinctions in HNC Couture Millinery.
Since founding her studio Margaret “The Northumberland Milliner” uses her research of current fashion, textile design and material trends – along with historical references, art, travel and cultural experiences – to inform her millinery collections. She enjoys working closely with individual clients to create unique hats and headpieces for them, as well as making “ready to wear’ collections, which are regularly featured in the press both locally and nationally as well as in “coffee table” publications.
In the wider creative world she has been involved in a number of collaborations and international millinery exhibitions including Arts Council funded inner city retail regeneration projects. (This summer for instance, three of her contemporary pieces have been on the catwalk at an international exhibition on the island of Palma!) Recycling and up cycling are frequent themes of these external exhibitions.
Her talk will include her introduction to millinery, how a couture hat is made, materials and components, some of her latest exhibition pieces, and as she has now made a return to the world of teaching – her current workshop topics. She will also be showing a short video, which gives a contemporary introduction to millinery.
For a place please email Josephinecousin@googlemail.com
The next meeting of the Contemporary Art Club will be held on Saturday 10th August, 11:00-13:00, Learning Room, Hatton Gallery
The purpose of CACH is to give an opportunity for Friends of the Hatton who are interested in meeting informally to talk about their work and how it relates to art of today. The Club also hosts guest lecturers, most of who are highly qualified speakers or practitioners in art (see diary dates below).
If you are interested in joining CACH or want more details, please contact Marion at email@example.com
CACH is only accessible to Friends of the Hatton. If you are interested but not yet a member, you can join here.
Further details of the following events and talks will appear in the next bulletin issue.
In the meantime, please make a note in your diary where appropriate.
Lecture by Prof Richard Talbot
Wednesday 6th November, 13:00, Venue to be confirmed
Organised jointly by FotH and Newcastle University Retired Staff Society (RSS)
Should all art students learn to paint and draw
Lecture by Jeffrey Sarmiento
Jeffrey Sarmiento is from the National Glass Centre Sunderland and Sunderland University
Saturday 9th November, 11:00, Learning Room, Hatton Gallery
Organised through the Contemporary Art Club
Title to be confirmed
Awaiting confirmation of dates. We are aiming for Saturday 7th December with a second option of Saturday 14th December, 10:00-16:00
Short Course in Printmaking by Vhairi Cardinal & Caroline Coode
Vhairi Cardinal & Caroline Coode will be running a short course in printmaking on the following dates:
- Saturday 23rd November 2019
- Saturday 30th November 2019
- 25th January 2020
- 1st February 2020
The course sessions will take place in the Learning Room, Hatton Gallery and will run from 10:30-16:00
The course will include an introduction to simple screen-printing and the 2-plate process in addition to other techniques.
Booking forms and further details will be available in the September bulletin.