Bewick to Baltic: Art & Education in the North East


Bewick to Baltic: Art & Education in the North East
Speaker - Dr James Hall

Thursday the 5th of July 7:30pm - £5 on the door.

Art and education are inextricably linked in that the making of art and artefacts relies on teaching, learning and developing the processes and practices involved. The teachers are usually artists themselves, from Thomas Bewick and his apprentice engravers at his Newcastle workshop to artists’ and teachers’ engagement with the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead some 200 years later. James shall argue that the northeast of England has played a leading role in art education and continues to lead, inspire and innovate today.

James Hall (chair of trustees at the Hearth) studied fine art at Newcastle Polytechnic from 1968 to 1971, before teaching art and design in County Durham schools and subsequently lecturing in art and design education at Reading and Roehampton Universities, now living and practising as a printmaker in the Tyne Valley. The story is a personal view and does not claim to be a comprehensive survey, nor could it possibly be in one evening’s talk, timed to coincide with The Great Exhibition of The North (22 June to 9 September 2018) celebrating art, design and technology in the north east of England.

Tickets £5, available from The Hearth Cafe, 01661 853 563. Entry is free to those aged 21 and under, thanks to a generous donation from The Hedley Foundation.