No 1 Bamburgh Castle
Two drawings were made in this case study area. The sites were chosen in collaboration with Dr Letty Ten Harkel from the EnglaID team. The first was Bamburgh Castle, a prominent monument on the Northumbrian coast, the second was Yeavering. Yeavering is a less visible archaeological site, inland on the edge of the Cheviot Hills. They are two of the most important Anglo-Saxon royal sites, within the case study area, which also show traces of long term history. For example, Yeavering is an Anglo Saxon site, overlooked by an Iron Age hill fort, mentioned by the Venerable Bede.
The two layered drawings were made over a period of 6 days, in all weathers. The view of Bamburgh castle was deliberately chosen to incorporate the village behind it. The view of the site at Yeavering shows part of Yeavering Bell looming above it. The piece of work entitled Yeavering Writing, was made after the visit, as a reflection on the many different historical and contemporary accounts of this extraordinary and secluded site.