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Mapping Contemporary Art in the Heritage Experience - Exhibition at Cherryburn - Photographic documentation of Mark Fairnington's piece, ‘Walking, Looking and Telling Tales'

posted on 2021-01-19, 14:07 authored by Mark Fairnington, Andrew Burton, Venda Pollock, Andrew Newman, Judith King, Rebecca FarleyRebecca Farley, Nick Cass, Niki Black

This folder includes images from MCAHE project depicting Mark Fairnington’s Art piece Walking, Looking and Telling Tales at The National Trust, Cherryburn.

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Images of the installations at Cherryburn have to be credited to the artist Mark Fairnington, and the respective photographer: Colin Davidson (Please see file name)

Contemporary painter, Mark Fairnington, took on the ‘mantle’ of Thomas Bewick, by ‘following in his footsteps’, recreating walks he made in the landscape surrounding Cherryburn over 200 years ago. Based on sketches 
of small but vivid details, such as a hanging swing he encountered along the way, Fairnington produced a series of small paintings, taking a contemporary viewpoint. These exquisite works were hung in Bewick’s birthplace, a tiny cottage adjacent to the Cherryburn museum.


Mapping Contemporary Art in the Heritage Experience: Creation, Consumption and Exchange

Arts and Humanities Research Council

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