Should all art students learn to paint and draw – a talk by Professor Richard Talbot

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 richard.r.thompson@btinternet.com before 31st October to register your interest.

A talk by Jeffrey Sarmiento

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.

 

Creating “The Northumberland Milliner”

Talk by Margaret Woodliff Wright
Tuesday, 19th November – 6 pm nibbles, 6.30 to 7.30 talk
Seminar Room, Hatton Gallery

MaIMG_9540rgaret 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.

Hat and photo © Margaret Woodliff WrightSince 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

A talk by artist Enrique Azcobar

A painting by Enrique Azcobar

The talk will take place on Saturday May 11th 2019, 11am – 1pm, in the Learning Room at the Hatton Gallery. Refreshments will be provided.

Enrique’s talk is entitled Sculptural Dimension of Constructing a picture, a ‘harmony parallel to nature’. He is a practicing artist in Hexam and an invited Lecturer at the University of Durham Anthropology Department.

Enrique will analyse and discuss one of his large paintings during the presentation.

Note: This talk is part of the Contemporary Art Club and is only accessible to Friends of the Hatton.

No booking necessary for Enrique’s talk.

A talk by Laura Edgar, artist

Textile art by Laura Edgar - buttercup fields
Tuesday 26th February 2019, 7.00-9.00pm, Seminar Room at the Hatton Gallery
(Wine and nibbles at 18.30, talk begins at 19.00)Laura Edger, artist based in Whitley Bay talks about her work.

LTextile art by Laura Edgar - Tynemouth magenta duskaura Edgar studied Foundation Studies in Art and Design at Newcastle College then completed an Textile Degree at Nottingham Trent University from 1993-1996. She lives in the coastal town of Whitley Bay.

In the past Laura has been involved with freelance textile designing and also textile art projects with the Embroider’s Guild as well as exhibitions in galleries locally such as the Biscuit Factory. Laura also tutors nationally and internationally.

LTextile art by Laura Edgar - heather moorlandaura finds inspiration in all things vintage and is an avid collector of beachcombing and flea market finds. Art and Textiles have always been a therapeutic outlet for Laura, a way of relaxing, mindfullness and self-expression. She is currently working on work for her solo exhibition For the Love of the North shop at Whitley Bay.

The talks will include a Powerpoint presentation and questions and answers. Laura will be bringing examples of her work, some available to purchase along with some hand-made cards.

If you would like to reserve a place please email josephinecousin@googlemail.com

THIS IS A FRIENDS ONLY EVENT! If you are interested but not yet a Friend of the Hatton you can join here for as little as £5 per year

From Flamingos to Sandcastles, a Talk by Katherine Renton

Alnmouth Castle - Katherine Renton

Tuesday 29th January 2019, 7.00-9.00pm, Seminar Room at the Hatton Gallery
(Wine and nibbles at 18.30, talk begins at 19.00)

Sandcastle study - Katherine RentonKatherine Renton studied Fine Art at Newcastle University from 1989-1993, and is an artist who has always lived on the Northumberland coast. In her talk she will explore the themes and ideas that run through her oil paintings, watercolours and drawings, starting with examples of work produced in her first year as a student, in particular an articulated sculpture of a flamingo.

Her recent work explores the theme of man-made defensive structures that edge our coastline: the harbour walls, breakwaters, and concrete tank traps and pillboxes from World War II. Despite the serious nature of this subject matter – which represents the historic and geographical significance of Northumberland – there is often a more playful element to her work. She references her own childhood, and time spent with her two children, in developing her work: the tank traps were erected to resist Nazi invasion, but now serve as tables for picnics, or as windbreaks, or playground apparatus. She is currently working on a series depicting Northumbrian castles – not the famous Bamburgh or Dunstanburgh Castles – but the sandcastles constructed on her local beach at Alnmouth.

For replies for the talk josephinecousin@googlemail.com
The talk will take place on Tuesday 29th January 2019, 7.00-9.00pm, nibbles at 6.30, Seminar Room Hatton Gallery

Rediscovering the Past & Celebrating the Future: the Redevelopment of the Hatton Gallery

New gallery entrance, photo by Colin Davidson
23rd February 2019, Learning Room of the Hatton Gallery. Talk starts of 11:00.
Richard Talbot, Professor of Fine Art at Newcastle University will give the talk in the Learning Room of the Hatton Gallery. The talk starts at 11am and is part of the newly formed Contemporary Art Club at the Hatton. Teas/coffees/light refreshments will be available.

This informative talk is free of charge and is only available to Members of the Friends of the Hatton (2018 and 2019). If you would like to attend please email FOTHevents@gmail.com by 21 February.


THIS IS A FRIENDS ONLY EVENT! If you are interested but not yet a Friend of the Hatton you can join here for as little as £5 per year.

 

A talk by Antony Gormley

When:  6.30pm, Wednesday 21st November
Where: Lecture Theatre 1, Herschel Building

The short talk will be followed by an open Q&A and discussion with the audience.

The Herschel Building is just five minutes’ walk away from the Fine Art department and is the ‘physics’ building, Newcastle University.

We can confirm that this was a last minute thing for all concerned. No time to book – just turn up. It is a very large lecture theatre so you should be OK.

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