Report on Art on Campus – Guided Tour with Prof Andrew Burton

Early July a dozen of members came along to our guided campus tour to look at the art displayed in the immediate environment of the Hatton Gallery.

art-on-campus-01Andrew Burton took us on a very interesting walk across Newcastle University’s campus – from Hillier’s Generation (‘the three heads’), to Campbell’s Escapology on top of Northern Stage, via the Herschel sculpture (Clarke’s Spiral Nebula) to the new Martin Luther King memorial (this is only to name a few examples; quite a few additional stops were included) as well as newly displayed exhibits of his own. He made us look at art and displays on campus that none of us had ever noticed before and also explained procedures of commission and decision-making for campus art. It was a great tour – thanks again to Prof Andrew Burton for a fantastic guided tour!

There’s information on Newcastle Uni’s Art on Campus here.