The Hatton Pavilion launched last week at Baltic Square, Gateshead Quays. We have been working on the demountable pavilion with Glasgow-based artist Toby Paterson since September 2016. The Hatton Pavilion will tour venues in Newcastle and Gateshead from April – August 2017. It launches on Baltic Square on Friday 28 April, where it will remain until 21 May 2017. As part of the pavilion, a series of ongoing events will be held at the pavilion. You can find out about these events as the Hatton Gallery website.
The distinct architectural structure draws inspiration from the Hatton Gallery’s history of teaching, exhibition making and collections. In particular the principles of display that Victor Pasmore and Richard Hamilton explored in their seminal works at the Hatton Gallery, such as An Exhibit (1957) and Man Machine and Motion (1955). Part of the pavilions performance includes the poster-ing of hundreds of the Hatton gallery’s graphical exhibition posters from the likes of Hamilton and Pasmore’s previous shows.
The Hatton Gallery at Newcastle University is currently closed for a £3.8million refurbishment funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, and will reopen in autumn 2017. The Hatton Pavilion has been supported by money raised through Arts Council England’s Catalyst Arts: capacity building and match funding scheme and the Heritage Lottery Fund.