Friday, 9 September 2011

Good Times, Bad Times, All Times Get Over

Curated for the Queen’s Hall Gallery by Jonathan Watkins (Director, IKON Gallery Birmingham) and presented as part of the International Print Biennale, Good Times, Bad Times, All Times Get Over is a rare opportunity to see prints by the extraordinary nineteenth century wood engraver and ornithologist Thomas Bewick and contemporary responses to his work by artists Graham Gussin, Lutz and Guggisberg, and Bedwyr Williams.

A special Ikon exhibition for the International Print Biennale 2011 at Queen's Hall in Hexham.
Good Times, Bad Times, All Times Get Over is centred on the vignettes of British wood engraver, artist and naturalist Thomas Bewick (1753-1828). Clearly influenced by his childhood in the North East, these tiny scenes of everyday rural life provide an invaluable insight into social history while also demonstrating Bewick's imagination and wit. Taking its title from Bewick's depiction of a gravestone with the words "Good Times, Bad Times, All Times Get Over", we show 24 of his 'tale-pieces' alongside the work of four contemporary artists: Graham Gussin, Swiss duo Lutz and Guggisberg and Bedwyr Williams.
Queen's Hall Arts Centre, 15th October - 19th November 2011, Monday to Saturday, 10am - 4pm
Beaumont Street, Hexham, NE46 3LS
Tel: 01434 652477
International Print Biennale brings museums and galleries across the north east together to celebrate printmaking from around the world. Find out about exhibitions, special events and classes from 17 September to 19 November 2011.


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