International Print Biennale 27 June - 8 Aug 2014

See what's on


Don't forget our art workshop for adults is taking place tomorrow from 10.30am-12pm. Here is your chance to experiment with pastels and charcoals drawing on a large scale. Suitable for all levels. FREE but please tel: (0191) 208 6 059 to book a place.

Art Workshops and Events for Adults - Hatton Gallery
Explore a range of drawing techniques working from the international Print Biennale, objects and imagery. Suitable for all levels.

11:00am 31 Jul 2014

Only a week to go before #IPB14 closes. Here is your chance to buy some which one to choose?

10:29am 31 Jul 2014



The Secret Bunker

Kitty Brightwell, a former plotter in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) during World War II, tells the fascinating history of Newcastle's Secret Bunker. Find out how this RAF Fighter Command Headquarters in Kenton played a hugely significant role in the Battle of Britain. The film can be used alongside a Box of Delight (our free artefact loan service for schools) from Discovery Museum, and ends with Kitty setting a Secret Bunker Challenge to participants using the artefact box.

Matthew Darbyshire: Oak Effect

Artist Matthew Darbyshire talks to us in his studio about creating Oak Effect. This major new installation at The Shipley Art Gallery (25th January - 17th May 2014) by one of Britain's most exciting artists Matthew Darbyshire consists of a huge variety of wooden objects arranged in a home interior, itself constructed wholly from oak veneer. The objects were chosen by Matthew Darbyshire from the venues and stored collections managed by Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums including those of the Natural History Society of Northumbria. Oak Effect explores a world of collisions between objects, styles and eras and creates an unsettling tension between the authentic and artificial. The installation was displayed at Bloomberg Space, London in April 2013 and is a collaboration between Bloomberg SPACE, Tramway Glasgow and Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums.