Wall to Wall: The Hatton Gallery, Newcastle University

Guy Moreton (Photographer)

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Abstract

This exhibition (21 February – 20 March 2014) was curated by Film and Video Umbrella, and presented in The Hatton Gallery, University of Newcastle. It followed the major Tate Britain exhibition devoted to the study of the artist Kurt Schwitters who's Merz wall is situated in The Hatton Gallery. My contribution included 2 new photographic studies of the Cumbrian landscape where Schwitters lived and worked 1945–1948. The photographic diptych reference the trauma of both Schwitters' childhood in Hanover and the sudden separation from his Hjertøya Merz in the Norwegian Molde Archipelago; and his attempt to recreate an orchard and hillside 'garden' in close proximity to his Elterwater Merz whilst in exile in the English Lake District. Subsequently, these two photographic works were acquired by The Contemporary Art Society for the permanent art Collection of Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle alongside contemporary works by Clare Woods and Keith Tyson relating to the natural world and building on the museum's extensive collection of historic landscapes.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 21 Feb 2014

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Newcastle
Art
Tullie House
Exile
Natural World
Artist
Historic
Proximity
Diptych
Childhood
Art Collection
Trauma
Kurt Schwitters
Keith Tyson
Tate Britain

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