Saturday, 3 January 2015

Dr. Frank Atkinson C.B.E. 1924-2014


Dr Frank Atkinson died on Monday 29 December 2014. Frank was the driving force behind the foundation of the Thomas Bewick Birthplace Trust, the fore-runner of the Bewick Society, and acted as our President for many years.

In the Guardian  writes: "Atkinson was a devoted family man, marrying Joan Pierson in 1953, after she was appointed a junior assistant to Halifax’s museum service. The couple settled with their three sons in Ovingham, Northumberland, where he worked after retirement with the Thomas Bewick Birthplace Trust and as a member of the national Museums and Galleries Commission, since disbanded. He was awarded the CBE in 1995 and was an honorary doctor of civil law at Durham University." http://bit.ly/1791rEd

There have been several other appreciations. Here are links to a selection.

Frank Atkinson - the man who built Beamish
Visionary founder of award-winning Beamish Museum dies aged 90
All about Frank Atkinson, the man who made Beamish.

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Society of Wood Engravers 77th Annual Exhibition

 


Includes the winner of the Bewick Prize 2014: The Boatyard, Shirley Smith 2014.
20th November – 28th December 2014

(please note change of closing date)

77th Annual Exhibition of the Society of Wood Engravers
Jenny Blyth Fine Art at:
Art Jericho
6 King Street
Oxford OX2 6DF
Telephone 01865 604070
Website www.jennyblythfineart.co.uk
Website wwwwww.artjericho.com
Private View 22nd November at 17.00 hrs. following SWE AGM in Oxford.
Open Wed – Sun 12.00 – 18.00 hrs. (Closed 24, 25, 26 December)

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Thomas Bewick Walks: the Pedestrian Engraver

There will be a public lecture ‘Thomas Bewick Walks: the Pedestrian Engraver’ by Peter Quinn, Chair of The Bewick Society, on the evening of Thursday 13th November.

Please encourage a friend or two to come along to ensure a good audience on the evening. This event will take place in the Lamesley Room of the Gateshead Civic Centre, starting at 6.30pm (lecture begins at 7pm prompt), there will be time to view the ‘Bewick & Back: Wildlife, Walking & Art’ exhibition and in the lecture room there will be an exhibition on the walks i.e. photographs, poems and prose arising out of the Bewick Walks.

The ‘Bewick & Back: Wildlife, Walking & Art’ exhibition is located in the public art space of the Gateshead Civic Centre and features an assemblage of new facsimiles taken from Bewick's wonderful wood engravings. Car parking is available at the Civic Centre (charges apply), which can be found using the postcode NE8 1HH. If using public transport, the Civic Centre is around four minutes walk from Gateshead Interchange. We hope you can get along to see it at some time.

On Friday 24th October, the project made the front page of The Journal, with an article about the Exhibition, you can see this at http://www.thejournal.co.uk/north-east-analysis/analysis-news/north-east-artistic-great-thomas-7988585

Friday, 24 October 2014

Bewick and Back News updates


Read about the exhibition on the Gateshead Council website

and
in the Newcastle Journal

 North East artistic great Thomas Bewick on the menu at restaurant By Tony Henderson

Illustrated: Prof Mike Collier and Gateshead Council Leader Mick Henry at the exhibition.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Bewick and Back Exhibition


The 'Bewick and Back: Wildlife, Walking & Art Art Exhibition' starts on Wednesday 15th October and runs through to Friday 21st November (in the ground floor, gallery space, Gateshead Civic Centre), so pop in for a coffee at the Bewicks Restaurant and take in the exhibition.

The date of the Bewick lecture will be 'on the evening' of Thursday 13th November (details of time will be circulated at a later date, but pencil this into your diaries please) this will take place in the Lamseley Room (downstairs) of the Gateshead Civic Centre.
Meanwhile, the response to Bewick art exhibition, featuring the art of the accompanying artists, will be staged in January of 2015, dates to be confirmed, in the gallery space of Gateshead Civic Centre.

Details here http://walk.uk.net/portfolio/bewick-and-back


 

Monday, 1 September 2014