Cherryburn, a quaint farmhouse overlooking the Tyne Valley, was home to pioneering printmaker and artist Thomas Bewick. Bewick revolutionised wood-cut printing, and at Cherryburn you’ll find a celebration of this, from the accredited museum room, live demonstrations in the press room and the prints on sale made using Bewick’s original printing blocks.
Launching on 1 June, artist Mark Fairnington will showcase a collection of paintings that reflect Cherryburn, the surrounding landscape, and the work of Bewick. Inspired by a series of walks that the artist has made around Cherryburn and Northumberland, this exhibition mirrors the walks that Bewick would have taken 200 years earlier. So get on your walking boots and experience for yourself the idyllic countryside that inspired Bewick’s love for nature and the outdoors.