Diary 2014

For more details of all events see the Diary.


PAPER AND PRINT - Open Studios Event at the Hearth

The Hearth is a thriving arts centre situated in the beautiful county of Northumberland and this year the Bewick Society will be manning a stand at the Hearth's annual Spring Fair.

Date and time: Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 April 2014 from 10.30a.m. to 4 p.m.

Venue: The Hearth, Main Road, Horsley, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE15 0NT.

Admission: Free. View the Hearth website for further details and additional talks and workshops associated with this event.


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Cherryburn Times

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Family History

Are you researching the Bewick Family tree? Click here for our Family History FAQ sheet.


We now have a page on Flickr, click here.

For pictures of the 250th birthday celebrations in 2003 click here.


The First Part of an Inventory of the Vignettes of Thomas Bewick and the Beilby-Bewick Workshop click here. This is a pdf document.To read it you may need to download a pdf reader such as Adobe Reader. Other readers are available.

Library Checklist

To download A Provisional Checklist of the Library of Thomas Bewick by David Gardner-Medwin click here (March 2010 version, .rtf 1.31mb).

To go to the online version click here.


You can read the Constitution of The Bewick Society by clicking this link (PDF document, 32k).

Bewick prize

The Bewick Prize 2013

Society of Wood Engravers.

The winner of the Bewick Prize for 2013 is Rosamund Fowler for her print Tulip Vase (16x8cm illustrated). The prize is awarded annually at the Society of Wood Engravers exhibition.

Society of Wood Engravers 76th Annual Exhibition 4th to 23rd February 2014

Bankside Gallery 48 Hopton Street, London SE1 9JH

You can see more of Rosamund's work in wood engraving and illustration on her website www.rosamundfowler.co.uk
Born in Edinburgh in 1963 she grew up in the North East of England. She trained at Edinburgh College of Art and graduated in 1985 with a BA Hons in Illustration and Design. She worked for many years as a professional illustrator before trying her hand at wood engraving. The medium suits her delight in fine detail and she has become a regular exhibitor with the Society of Wood Engravers.


The Bewick Society

The aim of the Bewick Society is to promote an interest in the life and work of Thomas Bewick and related subjects, especially with regard to wood-engraving. The Society publishes a journal called the Cherryburn Times, normally twice a year. This provides a forum for the activities of the Society and keeps members informed about the latest research into the life and work of Bewick and his apprentices. Members publish articles about their own special interests where relevant to the Society. The Society also arranges visits to special collections, some of which are not normally open to the general public. It encourages the development of facilities for conservation and display of Bewick related materials, including wood-engraving as practised by those following in Bewick’s footsteps.






Cherryburn Cottage

Membership of the Society also gives free admission to the museum at Cherryburn, where Thomas Bewick was born, now in the care of the National Trust.

More information can be found on this page at the National Trust website.