Bewick’s Place


Date: 2020
Medium: 16 block engraving and woodcut
Edition size: 40
Image: 16(h) x 32(w) cm
Paper: 36.5(h) x 53(w) cm, Zerkall 150 gsm
Price: £395 (unframed, unmounted) – UK postage included
Shortlisted for the RBSA print prize 2022
Winner of the New Light Art Printmaker’s Prize 2023

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Bewick’s Place is a multiple block engraving and woodcut. The work comprises 16 small square blocks to represent a grid or a plotting and mapping method, which have been engraved, cut, and printed using the reduction method. Each block has been engraved in sections and printed as one.

Bewick’s Place looks at the idea of home and place from multiple perspectives. The work was inspired from a visit to Cherryburn, a small stone cottage and farmhouse in Mickley, Northumberland near the south bank of the River Tyne. It was the birthplace of Thomas Bewick (1753 – 1828) wood engraver and ornithologist. Cherryburn now houses a small museum devoted to Bewick’s life and works in the main house, and a printing shop in the barn.