Wednesday, 5 March 2014

THOMAS BEWICK: Imagination Field Guide

Open now in Edmonton, Alberta.
An exhibition of Bewick's natural history illustrations.
'The illustrations were divided into categories for two publications: A General History of Quadrupeds and A History of British Birds, which were reprinted numerous times due to their popularity. The images are fascinating in the technical execution of the small illustrations and because many were created from the imagination of the artist based on descriptions from expedition reports and second-hand accounts. This exhibition features a selection of over 200 images depicting both animals and birds.'  See more here 
The Thomas Bewick collection was gifted to the AGA in 1990 by Dr. David Lemon


The Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA) is in Sir Winston Churchill Square in the heart of the Arts District in downtown Edmonton.
Full details of location and opening hours on their website here.

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