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Several contemporary artists are set to take over Newcastle’s Hatton Gallery, from Saturday 18th September until Saturday 12th December, with works intended to reveal the unseen and unnoticed facets of our everyday lives. Unsensed is to bring together some of the most exciting names in contemporary British art and will see new work from former artist-in-residence at Newcastle University, Matthew Flintham. His new installation attempts to make visible the unseen volumes of military air spaces above British land by highlighting the perceived invisible borders that are entirely constructed yet non-negotiable and absolute.

The gallery will boast a diverse selection of artistic form as prominent visual artist Rachel Garfield will present the second film in her trilogy The Struggle, which is intended to acknowledge the social ideologies saturating modern life. The project is a continuation of Garfield’s engagement with people whose identities have been formed in homes where the ethical environment has been dominated by religion and the military.

Described by The Independent as a possible successor to Emin and Hurst’s new-wave crown, Yelena Popova has also been commissioned to accompany Unsensed. The Russian-born artist has created an installation of new ‘invisible’ paintings which evoke the transience of visual images in the digital age.

Unsensed is at Hatton Gallery, Newcastle from Saturday 18th September until Saturday 12th December.

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