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Rugg Puller

Matt Rugg (1935-2020) created a language that was entirely his own, and you can see the first major retrospective of his work at the Hatton Gallery.

Matt Rugg operated in the gaps between abstract sculpture, painting and drawing – continually experimenting, and often using found industrial materials. He also managed to blur the divide between 2D and 3D in pieces in which their apparent simplicity often belied a subtle sophistication. A highly regarded British artist and teacher, he was at the forefront of radical changes in art education in the UK during the last three decades of the 20th century, and this show presents us with more than 80 of his sculptures, paintings and drawings made over 60 years – including many previously unexhibited works with several major loans from major public collections.

Matt Rugg: Connecting Form, until 13 January, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle,