Edward Hillier: Falling in Love With Paint (Again)

11.30am – 2.30pm

Friends of the Hatton

Join artist Edward Hillier for an energetic three-hour workshop workshop to help you reconnect with the things that inspired you to paint in the first place.

The workshop is divided into two parts: the first a warm-up in which participants are invited to make a series of rapid drawings using a range of different materials, including compressed charcoal, watercolour, pencil and ink, to develop a range of marks and to think about creative process in a different way. In the second part, participants will put ideas into practice to create a painting which uses the marks and ideas developed in the drawings.

Edward Hillier is a painter, photographer and filmmaker who creates work inspired by the natural world. During the workshop Edward will also give an illustrated talk about his work and his own artistic journey, exploring influences and themes as well as the technical aspects of his practice.

This is not a technique-based workshop: everyone will produce something completely different. Most materials will be provided so don’t worry too much about having exactly the right equipment but it might enhance the experience if you bring:

Acrylic paint (a range of colours, just bring whatever you have to hand)
Source material to inspire you, if you like: photographs or objects

Suitable for everyone from the newly minted beginner to seasoned veterans, landscape, portrait, abstract or none of the above.

Please contact josephinecousin@googlemail.com to book.


c/o Hatton Gallery Newcastle University King's Road Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU

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17 February 2024

11.30am – 2.30pm

£20 (non-members); £15 (members)

  • Level access once inside
  • Lifts to all areas
  • Accessible toilets
  • Baby changing facilities
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