Posts by venue: Hatton Gallery

Fortunino Matania: War Illustrator

A guest post by Marleen Vincenten, Assistant Keeper on the Wor Life 1914-1918 project.  In May 1916, Muirhead Bone was appointed as the first official British War Artist. Some of his work, together with that of fellow war artists like Paul Nash, Christopher… Read more

Guest blog post: Newcastle University Fine Art Degree Show 2013, Hatton Gallery

The following blog post is by Isla Haddow who is studying a BA in Fine Art at De Montfort University, Leicester, and has completed a work placement with Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums. Newcastle University Fine Art Degree Show 2013,… Read more

‘Culture in an Industrial Region’

Well there have been many changes to my role since I last wrote a blog post for the Shipley Art Gallery; I now have a job as Keeper of Art and work on projects across the three art galleries at… Read more

Divine Bodies exhibition at the Laing Art Gallery – getting ready

In the Divine Bodies exhibition, Pippa and Steve get the screen ready to project Sam Taylor-Johnson’s Pietà, which features the artist herself and renowned actor Robert Downey Jr.  This is one of the contemporary artworks on show with old master paintings… Read more

Framing Icons: Hanging Old Masters

 “He’s slipped on the right”, I tell a patient Ray and Steve. Nimbly, blue-gloved hands raise the picture edge a fraction higher, straightening a two metre, grisaille Christ. It’s a Friday afternoon at the Hatton, and we are hanging ‘Framing Icons’,… Read more