HarperPerry are excited to announce that we have been selected from a competitive bid to partner with the Hatton Gallery, Newcastle to deliver a new installation in collaboration with a selected artist.
The Hatton Gallery has received funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England to develop a programme of offsite activity whilst the gallery is closed for redevelopment, from March 2016 to September 2017. During this closure period, the Hatton will run an artistic programme in the region, inviting audiences to engage with the gallery’s collection and history through a newly commissioned work of art, and encouraging visits to the refurbished gallery once reopened.
The new project aims to creatively showcase the Hatton Gallery’s collection, and references its important history in the development of installation art and exhibition design. The Hatton has been a history of commissioning immersive works by key modern artists including Richard Hamilton and Victor Passmore. The commission is intended to engage audiences by allowing them to enter into the installation and interact with the reproduction artworks on show.
Selection of an artist will take place in the coming months. The final installation will tour outdoor locations around the region in early 2017, as part of a demountable structure. More news to follow.