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.

What’s been happening in recent months at the Hatton?

The BA Fine Art degree show.

This was open to the public from 2nd to 16th June 2018.

Michael Lyons: Machines & Myths.

This exhibition explored two key themes which endure in Lyon’s work. From an early interest in steel works through to recent sculptures. Looking at symbolic figures and organic forms, the exhibition offered insight into the poetic imagination that underlies Lyons’ practice.

Louisa Hodgson: A New Perspective.

Louisa Hodgson taught at Kings College (now Newcastle University) from 1924 into the 1960s, specialising in perspective and technical methods. She was respected by staff and students for her precise depictions of architectural space. This exhibition united the extensive collection of Hodgson’s drawings held by the Hatton and Laing Art Galleries.

Fred Uhlman: The Making of an Englishman.

This exhibition sought not only to celebrate Uhlman’s life and work and his unique contribution to Hampstead’s cultural and political history, but also to reflect on one of the most turbulent periods in British and European history, as well as the universally relevant themes of migration and identity.

Other events​

Activities relating to Hatton exhibitions took place throughout May, June and July, including but not limited to:
The Late Shows on 19th May when 135 people joined in with art activities during the evening – this included designing tote bags and adding to a collaborative ‘tape installation’ inspired by Sean Scully’s paintings

A talk by Bill Varley on Sean Scully took place on 25th May.

Michael Lyons gave a talk about his work on 17 July and Rebecca Gee, Exhibitions Officer at the Laing Art Gallery, hosted Curator’s tours of the Louisa Hodgson exhibition.

A Collections Viewing Day took place on 21st July. The Learning Officer presented talks about the The Hatton’s Indian Miniatures which were displayed in the drawers in the Archive Room. This was supported by Indian Artists, who ran a miniature mandala painting workshop as a practical activity to complement the viewing.

The Archive and Study Space continues to be supported by volunteers who are currently researching the role of Professor Hatton in the development of the Hatton Gallery. The volunteers also deal with enquiries from the public regarding previous exhibitions or the Hatton collection.