Mary Webb: Journeys in Colour

07 Dec 12 - 13 Feb 13

Mary Webb 2011 UTAH

Mary Webb 2011 UTAH

Mary Webb has been exploring colour and form through bold abstract paintings and prints for almost five decades.

Webb studied under Richard Hamilton and Victor Pasmore at Newcastle University in the late 50s/early 60s before embarking on a career as an artist and teacher.

Inspired by travel and landscape, Webb formed a close artistic relationship with Sonia Delaunay, who she began to visit in Paris in the late 60s. This retrospective exhibition examines Webb’s work in relation to the modernist tradition through painting, print and collage, as well as material from the artist’s archive.

Organised in association with the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia.


We are delighted to announce that we will be adding some Frank Auerbach paintings to our collection here and at Laing Art Gallery too! Thanks to The Northern Echo for this all about it!

Auerbach paintings heading for the North-East
THREE North-East galleries are to become permanent homes to paintings and drawings by one of Britain's greatest contemporary artists Frank Auerbach.

10:38am 04 Mar 2015

Come along for a lively and informal tour through our exhibitions this Friday 7 March. Keeper of Art Madeleine Kennedy shares insights about the thriving art scene in the North East which helped Pasmore and Yates carve out their remarkable careers, and how their legacy continues to inspire creativity today.

Please meet by the reception desk at the gallery entrance.1-2pm. Free. No booking required.

10:05am 03 Mar 2015



Hatton Timelapse

A timelapse film of the installation of the Victor Pasmore: In Three Dimensions exhibition at Hatton Gallery.

Chris Stephens on Victor Pasmore

Chris Stephens, Lead Curator, Modern British Art, Tate Britain talks about the importance of Victor Pasmore in modern British art. Find out what he thinks is intriguing about Pasmore. Filmed at the preview of the Victor Pasmore: In Three Dimensions exhibition at Hatton Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne.


Enigmatic Objects

26 Feb 2015

One of the most pleasurable things about working with the archaeology in the Great North Museum is the sheer variety of material we have in our collections.