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The Newsletter and Multiples

The Society’s monthly Newsletter brings details of current and forthcoming exhibitions, lectures and courses. The quarterly Multiples includes articles, features, plus exhibition and book reviews.


White Dog in Winter by Chris Daunt

White Dog in Winter by Chris Daunt

THE SEASONS: Summer now available to order

As we approach our centenary celebrations in 2020, The Society of Wood Engravers is producing four box sets of 20 engravings, each by a different member of the Society.

The first collection, Winter, is now sold out. Summer is underway and is available to pre-order. The engravings are printed on 24cm square paper and housed in a cloth-covered solander box with patterned endpapers produced by the Fine Book Bindery. The box contains an accompanying booklet with contributions from the artists. Only 20 boxes will be for sale with the prints numbered 1 to 20 from a total edition of 60.

The Winter collection includes engravings by Sally Hands, Sue Scullard, Abigail Rorer, Simon Brett, Chris Daunt, Neil Bousfield, Ben Goodman, Peter S. Smith, Jonathan Gibbs,  Judy Jaidinger, Pete Lawrence, Kath Littler, M J Mott, Jenny Portlock, Shirley Smith, Derek Setford, Edward Stamp, Ian Stephens, Ian Tainton and Jazmin Velasco.

To pre-order Summer download the order form. The pre-order price is £400, which includes postage. Once published the full price will be £475. Further collections can be pre-ordered for the pre-publication price of £400.


SWE 2017 Calendar Front by Peter Reddick

2017 Calendar

The Society of Wood Engravers have produced a striking wall calendar for 2017 featuring work by leading members. The calendar is £12 – that’s only £1 per month!

The calendar features engravings by the following artists: Peter Reddick, Simon Brett, Paul L Kershaw, Ian Stephens, David Hackman, John Bryce, Derek Setford, Sue Scullard, Andy English, Geri Waddington, Sarah van Niekerk, Garrick Palmer, Hilary Paynter, Miriam Macgregor and John Lawrence. If you would like to order a copy, please add £2 for post and packing, or £5 for 3 or more copies. Download order form


SWE-DVD-Modern British Wood Engraving

Modern British Wood Engraving: A new look at a traditional medium

The film looks at the wide application of wood engravings today including independent prints for exhibition, book illustration, fine art press and advertising.

Other contributors to the film include the author Philip Pullman CBE, FRSL, Bankside Gallery and the Ashmolean Museum. The main film is 45 minutes plus there are 10 × 10 minute conversations with ten featured artists: Neil Bousfield, Simon Brett, Harry Brockway, Chris Daunt, Anne Desmet, Edwina Ellis, John Lawrence, Peter Lawrence, Miriam Macgregor and Hilary Paynter.

To make an order by post, please write to:
SWE Treasurer, Coneygar Lodge, Quenington, Glos. GL7 5BZ

  1. Enclose a sterling cheque drawn on a UK bank, made payable to: The Society of Wood Engravers for £14 per copy plus £2 p&p (UK)
  2. Special offer for Members and Subscribers: £12 per copy plus £2 p&p (UK)
  3. If ordering more than one copy, please contact our treasurer for the postage cost.

For online payment by BACS or PayPal, contact our treasurer.

For a short preview, please click on the link below to view a 2 minute trailer:


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SWE Christmas Card 2016

There are limited stocks of a Two Turtle Doves by Rosamund Fowler still available. The cards (sized 128 × 128mm) are blank inside.

Cost: £10 / pack of 10 cards, or £8.50 each for five packs (50 cards) or more. This price includes p&p for delivery within the UK (excluding the Channel Islands). For delivery abroad check delivery rates first using the contact details below. Indicative costs for one pack are: EU £3.70 (3–5 days); 
USA £4.75 (5–7 days).

Please send orders for cards, or any queries to:
SWE Sales Secretary, The Lawns, Banbury Road, Bicester, Oxfordshire OX26 2HL

email: contact the Sales Secretary

  • BACS (preferred for sterling payments)
    Bank: Royal Bank of Scotland plc  Sort code: 16-01-09 A/c no: 00280772 Please use the reference: XMAS201
  • PayPal (in £ sterling only) contact the Sales Secretary for further details
  • Cheques payable to The Society of Wood Engravers, and print your name and address on the back. Cheques must be in sterling. The Treasurer pleas: to avoid delays please keep separate orders and payments for cards, prints and/or subscriptions. This will save many seasonal headaches.
    Recommended last posting dates (UK – see www.royalmail.com/greetings) 
2nd class: Tuesday 20th December, 1st class: Wednesday 21st December
    Orders will be dispatched promptly on receipt of either a cheque 
or a tracked electronic payment.

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SWE Archive is held at MMU

Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collections holds a number of unique collections and archives relating to art and design including the institutional archive of the Society of Wood Engravers. The Archive covers the period from the Society’s foundation in 1920 and traces its development up to the present day. Already exceeding 50 boxes of material, the archive includes the minute book recording the Society’s inaugural meeting, a proof print of Eric Gill’s original design for the Society’s logo, and a near complete set of exhibition catalogues. Special Collections also holds exceptional collections of books related to wood engraving and the private papers of a number of artists who are recognised as being amongst the leading engravers of the 20th century, including John Farleigh, Peter Reddick, John Lawrence and John O’Connor.

www.specialcollections.mmu.ac.uk


SWE Christmas card 2015 by Judith Jaidinger

SWE Christmas Card 2015

Last year’s card was a monochrome print of the wood engraving Boughs of Holly” by Judith Jaidinger, illustrating the carol “Deck the Halls”. The cards (sized A6) are blank inside.

Cost: £10 / pack of 10 cards, or £8.50 each for five packs (50 cards) or more. This price include p&p for delivery within the UK (excluding the Channel Islands). For delivery abroad check delivery rates first using the contact details below. Indicative costs for one pack are: EU £2,45 (3-5 days); USA £3,25 (5-7 days).

To make orders for cards, or any queries, contact the Sales Secretary by email or post.

SWE Sales Secretary, The Lawns, Banbury Road, Bicester, Oxfordshire OX26 2HL

Payment: electronic  payment details can be obtained from the Newsletter or by contacting our Sales Secretary.

Please make cheques payable to “The Society of Wood Engravers”, and print your name and address on the back. Cheques must be in sterling.


SWE NOEL poster 2015

SWE NOEL 2015 Christmas poster competition
Last year’s festive poster with a twist (or two) is still available for sale. Printed on heavy A3 sized paper, in a signed, limited edition of 100, is a composite design of 25 seasonal engravings by SWE members.
Delivered rolled in a tube at the reduced price of £8 inclusive for subscribers, saving £2.80 on postage.
Please order by email (preferred) to chair@woodengravers.co.uk, and pay electronically by BACS or by PayPal to woodengravers@hotmail.com, quoting the reference
NOEL15.
Alternatively, by post to SWE Noel, 51 Sunningdale, Orton, Waterville, Peterborough, PE2 5UB; enclosing a sterling cheque payable to the Society of Wood Engravers, with your name and address on the back.

Please note that the competition to identify all the engravers has now finished.


Details of foreign currency payment

It is now possible to pay the Society by using PAYPAL. You have to register with Paypal.com and then instruct Paypal to make a £ sterling payment to: woodengravers@hotmail.com

Paypal will charge your nominated credit card or account in your local currency.

We do not accept cheques denominated in currencies other than sterling. The costs of presenting them to the bank are prohibitive, and some are not accepted at all. This costs us a lot of money each year. Paypal is a simple and secure system for those who use the internet.