Event details

27th Oct 2020–7th Nov 2020

North Wall Gallery, Oxford OX2 7JN

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
South Parade

Monday – Friday: 10am – 4pm
Saturday: 12pm – 4pm
Closed Sundays & Bank Holidays


In line with current government guidance, North Wall Gallery are allowing up to 8 visitors in the gallery during opening hours.

SWE AGM 7 November 

Our SWE AGM is currently planned to take place at the North Oxford Association at 11.30am. The building has been closed since March and we are awaiting a reply from NOA to confirm our booking and to let us know what restrictions may be imposed. We will update everyone as soon as possible. Last updated 9th September.