The two charcoal and pastel works by Angela Hughes, hanging in the passageway beside the Great Hall, were done during her residencies at Swan Hunter’s shipyard at Wallsend and Lemington Glassworks, Newcastle. She has a fascination with our industrial past - at one time, the north-east had a worldwide reputation for ship-building and glassmaking - and finds powerful symbolism in the ordinary and everyday objects that most people overlook. There is an atmospheric, ethereal beauty almost at odds with the hot, heavy, dirty work that goes on in these workplaces.
Biography: Born in Darlington in 1964, Angela Hughes studied fine art at Newcastle University and the Royal Academy Schools in London. She returned to the north-east in 1992 where she now lives and works.
For further information, plus availability and prices of this artist's work, please contact Mara-Helen Wood, Director, University Gallery, Northumbria University, +44 (0)191 227 4424, email@example.com.
Glassworks V (Charcoal, pastel on paper)