Archaeological Illustration classes were started during 1996 in the old Adult Education department of the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. In 2002 the Archaeological Illustration Group was founded at the Black Gate, Newcastle. In 2010 the Group moved to the King George VI building of Newcastle University. Meetings occur on Wednesday evenings during university term time. Members of the group have undertaken freelance projects involving various types of illustration including maps, plans and artefact drawings.
The ARCHAEOLOGICAL ILLUSTRATION GROUP
Projects the group has been involved in for various organisations include the following:-
- Roman material from Sabratha, Libya
- Iron Age and Bronze Age assemblages from Northumberland
- Iron Age, Roman and Saxon artefacts from County Durham
- Lithics from Northumberland
- "Modern" Stone Age artefacts from Papua New Guinea
- Artefacts from Poland and Hungary
- Bronze Age material from North Yorkshire
- Drawing of finds from Flodden Battlefield
- Training of illustrators for Epiacum fort, Cumbria.
The AIG aims to provide courses for students, people working in archaeology and amateur archaeologists. We are aware that the courses must provide excellent value for money and will try to maintain this as an important facet of our organisation. At present there are three courses during the year, two of ten weeks and one of about six. Courses provide instruction in a range of archaeological material and styles using drawing pens and drafting paper. The group also undertakes limited commercial work for local archaeological companies and projects.
The Black Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne