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Image: Louisa Hodgson, The Collingwood Monument, Tynemouth, Trafalgar Night, c. 1930-38

A New Perspective: when it comes to a new collection of artist Louisa Hodgson’s works going on display in the Hatton Gallery, it’s a title that has multiple meanings. Hodgson herself taught at Newcastle University from 1931 and into the 1960s, and her specialism was, you guessed it, perspective. She became adept at portraying architectural space, with works such as The Collingwood Monument, Tynemouth, Trafalgar Night using depictions of light to define how the viewer really sees the artistic plane.

Just as Hodgson gave a different view on the subjects that she chose, this new collection made up of drawings held by the Hatton and Laing Art Gallery draws on some works that have never been seen by the public before. These hidden gems will give a fuller picture of the extent of Hodgson’s breadth of talent. As if that wasn’t enough, a string of modern and contemporary works that are similarly influenced by the rules of perspective will also sit alongside Hodgson’s works. Inhabiting the same gallery space, the works of Hodgson and the other artists are set to shed new light on each other as well as deliver an immersive investigation into the style for viewers.

Louisa Hodgson: A New Perspective comes to the Hatton Gallery, Newcastle from Saturday 30th June-Saturday 11th August.


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