Hatton Gallery


Telephone: 0191 277 8877


Newcastle University’s Hatton Gallery reopens for the first time in 15 months on Saturday 5 June with an exciting 2021 programme, including a blockbuster autumn exhibition of Pop artists like Andy Warhol.

  • social distancing is still in place
  • please pre-book your tickets online
  • please comply with government guidance on face mask wearing, social distancing and participating in the Test and Trace system
  • Fewer people will be admitted
  • some spaces may be closed where it is difficult to implement social distancing but staff will be on hand to guide visitors and answer questions
  • Please visit hattongallery.org.uk for up to date visitor information
  • Information about planning a visit including pre-booking tickets, can be found here: Plan your visit to Hatton Gallery

The Illuminating the Self exhibition at Hatton Gallery in Newcastle is available to experience online using this link.

Newcastle University's Hatton Gallery has been at the heart of cultural life in the North East since the early 20th century. It can be found on Newcastle University's historic campus, meaning it's extremely accessible from the city centre.

The Hatton's collection comprises over 3,000 works, including painting, sculpture, prints, and drawing, with pieces from the 14th century to the present day. Key pieces include work by Francis Bacon, Richard Hamilton, Palma Giovane, Thomas Bewick amongst many others.

In October 2017 the gallery underwent a 3.8 million redevelopment to conserve the historic and architectural elements of the Grade II listed building while creating a modern exhibition space. The funding also enabled urgent conservation and better interpretation of the iconic Merz Barn Wall by Kurt Schwitters, one of the most significant figures in 20th century art.

The Hatton now stages a changing programme of modern and contemporary art exhibitions, and events including artist and curator talks. Every year the gallery plays host to several Newcastle University student exhibitions, where you can view the work of talented emerging artists. Entry is free, but a donation is welcome.

  • Expanded Interiors Re-Staged, which explores how artworks interact with their surroundings, will be on show from 3 July – 10 August 2021. For this new exhibition, Huber will re-stage her striking geometric artworks in a fresh way that explores their connection with the architecture of the Hatton Gallery. She will also introduce new physical and digital artworks, including an incredible real-time 3D environment that will enable visitors to virtually ‘walk around’ ancient houses in Herculaneum and Pompeii. The exhibition will also include a brand-new commission by fellow Newcastle-based artist, Rosie Morris.
  • Print Goes Pop, 25 September 2021 – 22 January 2022, will be a colourful exploration of the way artists have used the screen-printing method in their work, particularly during the 1960s when many ‘pop’ artists embraced the technique to make vibrant large-scale prints embracing imagery from popular culture. Artists on display will include Richard Hamilton, Roy Lichtenstein, Victor Pasmore, Bridget Riley, Parviz Tanavoli and Andy Warhol.

Entry is free but if you would like to help Hatton Gallery to ensure art, culture & heritage continue to make a positive impact in our region, please consider donating here.

Useful Information

Opening Hours

Hatton Gallery is currently closed due to Covid-19 restrictions. The gallery will reopen on Saturday 5 June.

Monday 10:00 - 17:00

Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00

Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00

Thursday 10:00 - 17:00

Friday 10:00 - 17:00

Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

Sunday - Closed

Telephone: 0191 277 8877



Events at Hatton Gallery

Print Goes Pop

25 Sep 2021 to 22 Jan 2022


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