Walking, looking and telling tales
Artist Mark Fairnington has been commissioned by Newcastle University to create an exhibition at Cherryburn as part of a programme examining the role of art within heritage properties
At Cherryburn Mark Fairnington will display a series of miniature oil paintings, which have been made to reflect the place, the landscape and the work of Thomas Bewick
Bewick gathered information by walking and his work became a record of the people he saw everywhere he went. Mark has been inspired by a series of walks that he has made around Cherryburn and Northumberland.
The new paintings include miniature landscapes that look at the countryside of Bewick from a contemporary viewpoint, and will be roughly the size of a Bewick print, mimicking the amount of detail he was able to include in such a small space.
Walking looking and telling tales will be on display at Cherryburn 2 June – 4 November. Follow Mark’s journey here
Mapping Contemporary Art in the Heritage Experience - A major research project led by Newcastle University with the National Trust, Churches Conservation Trust, Arts Council England and Contemporary Visual Arts Network resulting in 4 new artworks in heritage sites, an online digital resource, conference and exhibition. For more details visit http://research.ncl.ac.uk/mcahe