All posts by Rob Airey

About Rob Airey

Rob Airey
Keeper of Art, Hatton Gallery
Along with the Curator, I am responsible for the Hatton Gallery's permanent collection and arranging and installing temporary exhibitions; which can lead me down many unexpected avenues, some of which I will reveal on this blog. I have been in this post since February 2009, returning to Newcastle (via London and Cornwall) after finishing my degree here 17 years earlier at what was then the Polytechnic.

Kurt Schwitters’ Portrait of Fred Uhlman

This portrait from 1940 is of particular significance within the Hatton Gallery’s permanent collection because of its interesting connections to a number of other works (and because it’s a wonderful painting!). It was painted when, as a German, Schwitters faced… Read more

Keeper of Art, Hatton Gallery

Between Friday 1 and Sunday 3 October I visited Elterwater in the shadow of the Langdale Pikes to attend ‘KS10’, the 4th annual ‘Kurt Schwitters Autumn School’ held on the site (and in nearby Chapel Stile village hall) where Kurt… Read more