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A new commission for Cherryburn

From 15 June a new installation by artist Marcus Coates will be on show at Cherryburn, the birthplace of Thomas Bewick. Commissioned in partnership with the National Trust ‘Conference for the Birds’ is the final artwork in the ‘Mapping Contemporary Art in the Heritage Experience’ series. 
Marcus’s project celebrates the lives of the birds Thomas Bewick depicted in his wood engravings. Bewick’s book 'A History of British Birds' first published in 1797 was a comprehensive guide to both the appearance and behaviour of birds. In ‘Conference for the Birds’ we hear seven different bird species discussing their lives with each other. The birds, played by wildlife experts, discuss topics from migration to predation, with each species speaking about the challenges they face day to day.
Exhibition dates: 15 June – 3 November 2019
Visit the Cherryburn website for more information and opening times.

Last modified: Mon, 13 May 2019 13:50:21 BST