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Expanded Interiors Re-Staged - Young People's Guide for the exhibition

posted on 2022-02-03, 15:09 authored by Ella Nixon, Remy Harkensee, Angelica Jones, Caitlin Milne, Caroline Reeves, Naomi Harrison, Catrin HuberCatrin Huber, Harriet SutcliffeHarriet Sutcliffe, Rosie Morris, Zoe Allen
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Text, images, design of the Young People’s Guide have to be credited to it’s creators, L-INK group members: Ella Nixon, Remy Harkensee, Angelica Jones, Caitlin Milne, Caroline Reeves, Naomi Harrison.

This dataset contains a PDF of the Young People's Guide, a sample of the consent form, and the Project Overview Metadata.

A series of meetings and workshops prior to the opening of the Expanded Interiors Re-Staged exhibition allowed six members of the Hatton and Laing Art Gallery’s young adults group (L-INK) to research ideas and the exhibition process, in order to develop new interpretation material aimed at their peers: a Young People’s Guide to the Expanded Interiors Re-Staged exhibition. The group was included from the beginning in the development process of the exhibition, gaining insights through Zoom meetings with the artists and north-east based VR company, Animmersion Ltd; The Young People Guide offered an opportunity for the group to give voice to their perspectives as young adults, and to find fresh ways to engaging their peers with the research and exhibition. The guide was available in physical form in the Hatton Gallery during the exhibition, and is still available in digital form via Hatton Gallery and Expanded Interiors Re-Staged’s websites.

The Expanded Interiors Re-Staged exhibition formed one of the key outputs of the Expanded Interiors Re-Staged project.

The Young People’s Guide accompanied the exhibition.

The exhibition, Expanded Interiors Re-Staged, relocated to Newcastle’s Hatton Gallery contemporary installations created by visual artist Catrin Huber as part of an earlier project, Expanded Interiors, which had been sited and displayed at the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Herculaneum and Pompeii. The installations sited at the House of the Beautiful Courtyard in Herculaneum and the House of the Cryptoporticus in Pompeii, had responded to and were in dialogue with the specific nature of the buildings and wall paintings from these two Roman houses. They were shown in situ from May 2018 – January 2019.

In the Hatton Gallery in Newcastle these installations were exhibited alongside new work developed by Catrin Huber to set them in a fresh dialogue in a new context, with the distinctive architecture of the Hatton Gallery. Artist Rosie Morris, who was part of the original Expanded Interiors research team was commissioned to develop her own contemporary installation in response to the research done within the Roman houses, and the new venue.


Expanded Interiors Re-Staged - from Herculaneum and Pompeii to the North-East of England

Arts and Humanities Research Council

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