The Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle will host the much-praised "Tale-pieces" exhibition. They have sent us this information:
"Thomas Bewick: Tale-Pieces
4 July – 18 October 2009
An exhibition of engravings by the North-East born artist Thomas Bewick.
The exhibition focuses on Bewick's 'tail-pieces' - small illustrations for a number of 18th century publications. These are complemented by some of Bewick's woodblocks and more prints from the Laing’s collection.
Born in Cherryburn, near Mickley, Northumberland in 1753, Bewick worked in Newcastle until his death in 1828. Clearly influenced by his childhood on a small farm on the banks of the river Tyne, Bewick’s love of the countryside is reflected in his detailed woodcuts of animals, birds and rural scenes.
Free entry. "