Centenary Exhibition (82nd Annual)
This is a special year for the Society of Wood Engravers as we celebrate our Centenary.
It was founded in 1920 by artists including Eric Gill, Gwen Raverat, Robert Gibbings, Philip Hagreen and Lucien Pissarro. A break during the war years and then again in the 1970s meant that the annual exhibition ceased for a time, hence this being the 82nd show. Since the revival in 1984, the SWE has built a reputation for excellence, attracting exhibitors and collectors from around the world.
The Society exists to promote wood engraving, but also embraces all forms of relief printing, which makes this show a fascinating and affordable collection of images inspired by a wide range of subjects.
The North Wall Arts Centre
Monday – Friday: 10am – 4pm
Saturday: 12pm – 4pm
Closed Sundays & Bank Holidays
Please note the gallery will be closed to visitors until 12.45pm on Tuesday 3rd, Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th November.
In line with current government guidance, North Wall Gallery are allowing up to 8 visitors in the gallery during opening hours. Capacity is limited to ensure social-distancing. To guarantee entry, you can pre-book a viewing slot via the North Wall box office by calling 01865 319450 or: book tickets online
SWE AGM postponed until 12th December at 2pm: Our SWE AGM is taking place virtually. Details will be shared with members and subscribers soon. Last updated 20th October.
Catalogue: The exhibition is accompanied by a full colour, perfect bound, 80–page illustrated catalogue includes each work in the exhibition as well as four short essays. Costs (including P&P) for one copy are: UK: £10 EU: £14 elsewhere: £16. Full details on our centenary page.