Banner images: 1. Catrin Huber, Detail of Corner Escape, Hatton Gallery (Photo: Catrin Huber); 2. Catrin Huber, Detail of Along and Through, Hatton Gallery (Photos: Colin Davison); 3. Rosie Morris, In out of this world, Hatton Gallery (Photo: Rosie Morris); 4. Catrin Huber, Light Trap, Hatton Gallery (Photo: Colin Davison)
Expanded Interiors Re-Staged
3rd July – 10th August 2021
Tuesday – Saturday 10 – 5pm
Expanded Interiors was an interdisciplinary research project that investigated Roman houses and drew site-specific contemporary fine art practice into a unique dialogue with ancient Roman wall paintings and architectural remains at the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Herculaneum and Pompeii. Artist Catrin Huber developed three installations in dialogue with - and for - two Roman houses: the House of the Cryptoporticus in Pompeii, and the House of the Beautiful Courtyard in Herculaneum. These installations were on display in situ from May 2018 until January 2019.
Expanded Interiors Re-Staged relocates these contemporary installations from Roman houses in the south of Italy to Newcastle’s Hatton Gallery.
Catrin Huber has developed new work to set the installations in a fresh dialogue with this distinctive architecture in a new context.
Rosie Morris, an artist and part of the original Expanded Interiors research team, has been commissioned to develop her own contemporary installation in response to the research done within the Roman houses, and the new venue.