Programme for the 2021 Annual General Meeting

Hatton Gallery Archive space with AGM 2021 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, 13th November 2021, 10.00am for 10.15am.

Programme

Please sign the attendance sheet in circulation.
10.00 Coffee.
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 me if you wish to take part.

The meeting will commence following the Show and Talk.
Agenda

  1. Welcome and introductions
  2. Professor Eric Cross. President
  3. Apologies for absence
  4. Minutes of the 2019 AGM (Due to covid there was no 2020 AGM)
  5. Gallery Report
  6. Treasurer’s Report
  7. Secretary’s Report
  8. Review of Fees and Charges.
  9. Election of Committee. Posts marked (2) can be a single post or a shared role for
    two people.
    1. a. Chair
    2. Vice-Chair
    3. Secretary
    4. Treasurer
    5. Events Co-ordinator (2)
    6. Talks and Lectures Co-ordinator (2)
    7. On-Line Media Co-ordinator
    8. Bulletin Editor
    9. Other Committee Members: (two vacancies).
    10. Other Business
    11. Closing Remarks

Please send all emails in connection with the agenda and Show and Talk to: The Secretary Richard Thompson at richard.r.thompson@btinternet.com

 


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.

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.

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.


 

Talk by Dr Mike Collier, The Dawn Chorus – Tuesday 31st March

Tuesday, 31st March, Nibbles 6 pm talk 6.30 to 7.30 pm,
Seminar Room, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Mike is Professor of Visual Art, University of Sunderland and will talk in conversation with composer and musician Dr Bennett Hogg about their ongoing project with master printmaker Alex Charrington, and Natural History Sound Recordist Geoff Sample.

Together they have been developing work that explores the relationship between the natural world, its specific cultures and cultural ecologies and our own sense of culture/s. In particular, they have embarked on a three-year study of a dawn chorus in Northumberland representing their research variously as digitally manipulated sonograms and musical transcriptions.

The idea of the ‘dawn chorus’ vies with nightingales song as the aspect of birdsong most engaging to the general public.

Although the established understanding of birdsong is rooted on the premise that each singing bird is only, or predominately, concerned with intra-specific communication, listening to the mass of birds singing at dawn we intuitively describe the phenomenon as a chorus. However, new analysis of the whole auditory scene suggests inter-specific structure as well, giving rise to the ‘chorus’ impression, rather than random cacophony. This is the ‘area’ that our project specifically focuses on.

Contemporary understandings of the relationships of humans to a ‘more-than-human-world’ have begun to move away from a ‘preservation’ model to one of ‘sustainability’ and we now recognise the inescapable interdependence of humans and their environments, a model that sees humans as participant members of a world rather than its users. This project links the Arts and the Environmental Sciences, human expression and bird communication in a collaboration, exploring ways of presenting and re-imagining our complex, embodied and participatory engagement with a particular aspect of local ecosystems – a dawn chorus.

For a place please email Josephinecousin@googlemail.com.