First exhibition at the Stone Gallery, Brunswick Place, Newcastle upon Tyne. Receives commission to produce drawings of working men‘s heads for the programme ‘The Burning Question’ chaired by Jack Clarke and produced by H.K. Lewenhak, Head of Features, Tyne Tees Television. Minister for Arts, Dame Irene Ward, asks NCB for Cornish ‘to be as helped in any way possible and practical with his painting.’