To Bewick and Back

To Bewick and Back

To Bewick and Back
Walking in the Footsteps of Thomas Bewick

The ‘To Bewick and Back’ project retraced the steps of wood engraver and naturalist Thomas Bewick (1753 -1828) along the route from his Gateshead home and Newcastle workshops to his birthplace in Cherryburn, south Northumberland. During four guided walks, the project took participating members of the public on a journey, literal and metaphorical, which explored the history and natural heritage of the route from Bewick’s birthplace to where he developed his gift for interpreting the natural world. Please click more information below for further deataila about the project.

 

The walks were led by Keith Bowey, natural historian and Marcia Ley, artist and took place in the late summer/early autumn 2014. The participants’ impressions of the landscapes they walked  through and the wildlife they experienced en route was captured using words, recordings and digital images. These images were shown in an  exhibition in the public art space at Gateshead Civic Centre, and the Gateshead Library Gallery. Please click here to download the poster for the project.

This project has been supported by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (Sharing Heritage).

The walks were led by Keith Bowey, natural historian and Marcia Ley, artist and took place in the late summer/early autumn 2014. The participants’ impressions of the landscapes they walked  through and the wildlife they experienced en route was captured using words, recordings and digital images. These images were shown in an  exhibition in the public art space at Gateshead Civic Centre, and the Gateshead Library Gallery. Please click here to download the poster for the project.

This project has been supported by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (Sharing Heritage).