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Hatton Gallery

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Neil S wrote a review Feb 2020
Bishop Middleham, United Kingdom237 contributions40 helpful votes
Have been going to Newcastle for decades but have only recently visited the Hatton (knew about it, just never got round to it) What a brilliant little gallery. Relatively small but with enough space for four/five gallery areas which can be linked or 'isolated'. Does not have a permanent collection, rather hosts exhibitions, which can be eclectic but the common thread seems to be one which explores the juncture at which science and art meets. As a space, it is very cleverly constructed. The main entrance is beautiful. Edwardian; tiled floor and ornate cornice. It is done in greys and whites and is very restful. To one side is a very well stocked art shop. Use of space whilst we were there meant that access to the galleries was through the small but delightful shop (quirky). Off the shop are several rooms, none large - assume they were perhaps one at one point. Some are clearly modern in space and decoration; other retain Edwardian features. What is excellent it that the space recedes, it doesn't crowd the exhibits. We did have some issues finding it - basically find the Newcastle Playhouse and it sits behind. There are two entrances; the side one has lift access and the gallery is fully disabled accessible. There are toilets in the gallery but no refreshments. And it was free! There were several exhibitions on, we were most taken by Illuminating the Self, particularly a large installation by Andrew Carnie; which in a triptych type construction reflected on the nature of self through black and white images of nerves which changed to roots and trees in winter. It was stunning, drawing on Van Eyck, Bruegel and other early Renaissance work but was also relentlessly modern. It was restful and thought provoking. My wife and I left challenged and refreshed. Well worth a visit - runs to 9th of May.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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992chrissy wrote a review Jan 2020
Redcar, United Kingdom126 contributions34 helpful votes
A small gallery with a difference. Well worth a visit. We were welcomed by a lady at reception who explained the layout and tips to make the experience more memorable. We particularly enjoyed the 'Illuminating The Self' presentation which was absolutely fantastic. It's a 25 minute presentation which is mesmerising. We experienced a true sense of peace and tranquillity as the lights were ever changing into images. Totally amazing.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Eric N wrote a review Dec 2019
Gateshead, United Kingdom38 contributions6 helpful votes
This gallery is worth going to see just for the Schwitters' wall! Has changing exhibitions throughout the year and sells art books. Good activities for kids and has talks about art and artists which you can sign up for.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from TyneandWearMuseums, Chief Curator of Art Galleries at Hatton Gallery
Responded Jan 6, 2020
Thanks so much for the review - the Merz Barn Wall is certainly a highlight in our permanent collection. We hope to see you again soon. Julie Milne, Chief Curator of Art Galleries.
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maddisonjames6 wrote a review Oct 2019
Scarborough, United Kingdom82 contributions11 helpful votes
I visited the Hatton Gallery to see the Roy Lichtenstein exhibition and I would recommend that you go if you enjoy this type of art. The exhibition is displayed in modern spacious rooms and the selection of artwork is brilliant. The staff are really helpful too and it’s free! I especially liked the big room with the pillars and the geometrical paintings on the walls.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from TyneandWearMuseums, Chief Curator of Art Galleries at Hatton Gallery
Responded Oct 22, 2019
Thank you so much for the five star review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your visit. Our staff will be happy to hear your feedback. Julie Milne, Chief Curator of Art Galleries
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Rijjy wrote a review Oct 2019
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom80 contributions15 helpful votes
This gallery is part of the university and home to a bunch of arty types. I went to see the Roy Lichtenstein exhibition as I recognised his work. I really liked this place. access was good for my wheelchair, it is free to enter, and the staff were friendly. it is not the biggest gallery so aim to spend an hour here. what I really loved was the building itself, I studied at Newcastle but us dental students stayed away from the bohemian, slightly scary artists, I loved mixing with the students (who weren't at all frightening), and seeing them at work was a delight and a privilege. get yourself down here , but do it when the students are in and the old studios come to life.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from TyneandWearMuseums, Chief Curator of Art Galleries at Hatton Gallery
Responded Oct 22, 2019
Thank you for taking the time to review your visit. I am so glad you had a good experience and found the gallery to be accessible for your needs. The students at Newcastle University are very much a part of the culture of the Gallery, so I'm glad you enjoyed seeing them around. Julie Milne, Chief Curator of Art Galleries
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