22 Feb - 22 May 13

Mad Scientist by Ed Ruscha 1975 © Edward RuschaPay Nothing Until April by Ed Ruscha 2003 © Edward Ruscha

Mad Scientist by Ed Ruscha 1975 © Edward Ruscha

Los Angeles-based artist Ed Ruscha is one of the most consistently inventive American artists of the last fifty years.

Since the early 1960s he has channelled his fascination with words and the act of communication into books, print-making, photography, drawing and painting. The exhibition will include a wide variety of works covering over 40 years of his remarkable career.

The Hatton Gallery is hosting a series of free talks about the exhibition - click here to find out more. 
The works on display are taken from ARTIST ROOMS, an inspirational collection of modern and contemporary art acquired for the nation by Tate and The National Galleries of Scotland through the generosity of Anthony d'Offay with additional support from funders, including the Art Fund. The ARTIST ROOMS tour programme, now in its fifth year, is showing at 17 museums and galleries across the UK in 2013. The tour is made possible thanks to the new support of Arts Council England and the continued support of the Art Fund.

To find out more information about ARTIST ROOMS On Tour please visit www.artfund.org/artistrooms . To see the full ARTIST ROOMS collection please visit www.tate.org.uk/artistrooms and www.nationalgalleries.org/artistrooms



Don't forget about our lunchtime talk / tour with Madeleine tomorrow at 1pm. It is free and there is no need to book - meet at the Gallery.

7:47pm 05 Mar 2015

Journey into Abstraction - Art Workshop for Adults this
Saturday 7 March 10.30-12noon (Free)
Create your own abstract image based on the Victor Pasmore exhibition, in this practical art workshop led by artist Theresa Poulton.

Free but booking essential.

Please telephone: (0191) 208 6059 to reserve a place.

5:50pm 05 Mar 2015



West End Stories: West End Women and Girls

West End Women and Girls Centre is a registered charity which has been working with women and girls in the West End of Newcastle since 1981. The Centre provides support through group work where the members have the opportunity to meet, have fun, learn skills, look at issues relevant their lives and generally build confidence in a safe and supportive environment. Chelsea Dixon, an administrator at the Centre, talks about its history and how it provides vital support to Women and Girls in the West End of Newcastle. Photographs are courtesy of West End Women & Girls Centre. Additional sound recording by Michelle Allan and special thanks to The Tuesday Club'. West End Stories is a programme of events, talks and community exhibitions about West Newcastle upon Tyne. It has been developed by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums in partnership with St James' Centre for Heritage & Culture in Benwell. http://westendwomenandgirls.co.uk/


Flag Spring News

05 Mar 2015

Now that the days are lighter and longer, and Spring is just around the corner we thought we’d tell you about some FLAG events coming soon! As you may…