Friday, 31 August 2012

In Bewick's Footsteps

Join us this Sunday (2nd September) at 11am for a picturesque Tyne Valley ramble from Cherryburn to Ovingham, the village where Thomas Bewick went to school and the churchyard where he is buried.
Meet at Cherryburn, rain or shine. Further deatils from National Trust at Cherryburn

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Wood Engraving with Chris Daunt : September 2012

Saturday 8 September 2012

"This course is suitable for beginners. Chris Daunt will take you through planning, cutting and printing a wood-engraving. You will be shown how to transfer a design onto a wood block, cut it using specialist tools and then ink it up and print it on our beautiful Albion press." Northern Print.

"All tools and materials are provided and there will be the opportunity to purchase additional materials at the end of the course."
Details and booking via Northern Print on their website

Monday, 13 August 2012

Double Vision: Raymond Arnold and Ian Westacott

Double Vision: Raymond Arnold and Ian Westacott:
An Exhibition of Fine Contemporary Etchings by two Leading International Printmakers.
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Westacott is an Australian artist who lives near Dornoch in the highlands of Scotland and Arnold is an Australian artist who splits his life between France, Scotland and the remote west coast of Tasmania, where he currently runs a thriving international gallery.
Homage to Bewick, Cadzow, features as a significant work within this exhibition and is by Ian Westcott. The image depicts a particular oak tree from a group known as the Cadzow oaks.  These impressive old oaks, dating back to the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314 are located near the town of Hamilton. 

Bewick has been an on-going influence on Ian Westcott’s work, there is an interesting parallel between how both artists have used their experience of landscape to inform their love of nature and drawing.

With regard to Ian’s practice as a whole, he etches tree portraits, focusing on rare, historical or significant trees and recording them, directly to the plate. They are beautiful and remarkable examples of fine etching, which is an art form that is fast disappearing from the world.

7 July - 29 August 2012 at the Celia Lendis Contemporary, High Street, Moreton-in-Marsh, The Cotswolds.
Gallery Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm (Closed Tue). Sunday 12pm-4pm

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Cherryburn Print Studio Appeal

Claudia Liefland is looking for volunteers.
"Would you be interested to work as a volunteer in the Print Studio of Thomas Bewick at Cherryburn? We are looking for people who would like to demonstrate wood engraving printing on an Albion Press, talk about Thomas Bewick's art and life and answer questions from the public. We will give you an induction and training. We are also getting the etching press up and running....."
Contact Claudia for more details