Framing Icons

07 Dec 12 - 09 Feb 13

St Bartholomew and St John the Evangelist. (about 13600 after Giovanni del Biondo), Hatton Gallery, Newcastle University

St Bartholomew and St John the Evangelist. (about 13600 after Giovanni del Biondo), Hatton Gallery, Newcastle University

The Hatton Gallery collection includes a significant collection of Old Master paintings - historical works created between about 1300-1800. These paintings were bought by the Hatton, mostly during the 1950s, as important examples of painting from the past for the benefit of university students and the public alike.

60 years later, these works were showing their age, their brilliance hiding behind inappropriate frames, yellowed varnish and deteriorating, dated conservation treatments. With generous support from Newcastle University’s Conservation Fund and the Friends of the Hatton, the paintings and their frames have been the subject of careful conservation work and a number of the works have been re-framed.

The quality and beauty of the compositions and colours has been revealed, showcasing the skill and grace behind these works. Framing Icons puts the Hatton’s Old Masters back in the picture, demonstrating the enduring splendour of these important paintings.

 

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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

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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'. http://westendwomenandgirls.co.uk/

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