Ed Ruscha - ARTIST ROOMS ON TOUR

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

 

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Looking for something to do with the kids today? Don't forget we have self-led arty activities every Saturday 1.30-3.30pm . Also every day throughout Easter Holidays 1.30-3.30pm

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West End Stories: Gerrard Robinson

West End Stories is a programme of events, talks and community exhibitions about West Newcastle upon Tyne. It has been developed in partnership with St James' Centre for Heritage & Culture in Benwell. Gerrad Robinson was a wood carver and artisan who was born in Forth Street, Newcastle upon Tyne in 1848. He died in 1891 in Pine Street in the West End of Newcastle. Art Historian John Millard talks about Robinson's life and work including: The Boar Hunt' from 1879 which can be seen in the Northern Spirit Gallery at the Laing Art Gallery and the wood carving Tam O'Shanter' which was used in the West End Stories exhibition in 2013. http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/laing/northernspirit/gerrard-robinson-1834-1891/

West End Stories: St James' Heritage & Environment Group

West End Stories is a programme of events, talks and community exhibitions about West Newcastle upon Tyne. It has been developed in partnership with St James' Centre for Heritage & Culture in Benwell. St James' Church in Benwell has a really interesting history, in some ways in reflects the history of Newcastle's West End. Judith Green talks about St James' Church and the graveyard, the history of St James' Heritage & Environment group and plans for the future. St James' Heritage and Environment Group is an independent voluntary organisation set up in 2010 to support the restoration and improvement of St James' Church building and churchyard in Benwell, Newcastle upon Tyne. The group also set up the St James' Centre for Heritage & Culture based at the church. The group runs events and activities intended to explore and celebrate the history of the west end of Newcastle. They have also produced a series of local history booklets and heritage trails which are available free of charge at drop-ins and events in the Church. You can visit St James' Centre for Heritage & Culture every Tuesday 12pm - 4pm https://stjameschurchnewcastle.wordpress.com/ https://goo.gl/maps/LKaAF

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