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Now more than ever, we believe art, culture and heritage sits firmly at the heart of our region.”

Newcastle University’s Hatton Gallery has reopened for the first time in 15 months with an exciting 2021 programme, committed to bringing the very best artworks to the North East.

Catrin Huber’s Expanded Interiors was first displayed three years ago among the ancient ruins of Herculaneum and Pompeii in Italy. This contemporary art exhibition exploring how artworks interact with their surroundings. Featuring striking geometric work by Catrin Huber and a brand-new commission by fellow Newcastle-based artist Rosie Morris, this multimedia exhibition includes an incredible real-time 3D environment that will enable visitors to virtually ‘walk around’ ancient houses in Herculaneum and Pompeii.

The original installation focused on two Roman houses: the House of the Beautiful Courtyard at Herculaneum and the House of the Cryptoporticus in Pompeii, exploring connections between contemporary art, Roman wall painting and archaeological remains. For this new exhibition, Huber re-stages her original artworks in a fresh way that explores their connection with the architecture of the Hatton Gallery.

The exhibition is open from Saturday 3rd July–Tuesday 10th August, but do remember that whilst social distancing is still in place, visitors must book online tickets in advance, and comply with government COVID guidance.

Expanded Interiors Re-Staged is at Hatton Gallery, Newcastle from Saturday 3rd July-Tuesday 10th August

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