2020 artist commission with The Society of Wood Engravers

Mark Fairnington installing Walking, Looking and Telling Tales in the birthplace at Cherryburn

The National Trust and The Society of Wood Engravers are offering a five month residency and commission opportunity for a contemporary visual artist at Cherryburn. We are looking for an artist with an interest in wood engraving.

This is the fourth contemporary arts opportunity at Cherryburn, the birthplace of Thomas Bewick - artist, wood engraver and naturalist.

We are offering an opportunity for an artist looking to develop their practice in a unique and beautiful setting, through collaboration with local communities.

The commission is a joint celebration of the centenary of the founding of The Society of Wood Engravers.

For more details and information on how to apply for the residency, please download the Cherryburn 2020 artist brief (PDF / 3.2MB) download