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17 Aug 13 - 16 Aug 14
Children's Summer Art Workshops
30 Jul - 05 Aug 14
Young Peopleís Summer Art Workshops.
31 Jul 14
Art Workshops and Events for Adults
01 Aug 14
16 Sep 14
Pop Art lecture
18 Nov 14
As part of the celebration of the final week of the International Print Biennale 2014, on Friday 8 August, 11am-4pm, the Hatton Gallery will be making available to view and handle a large selection of prints from its Permanent Collection, take this rare opportunity to come and view at close hand works from Whistler to Tapies, from 16th century woodcuts to 20th century pop art screenprints.
8:34am 24 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.
25 Jul 2014
In Discovery Museum’s basement, beneath the feet of our unsuspecting visitors, there¬†are store rooms full of even more¬†science and technology artefacts…
21 Jul 2014
This view of soldiers in a trench on the Somme battlefront around P√©ronne was drawn by Victor Noble Rainbird, a local artist who fought with various…