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


Due to the lockdown in England, this exhibition has had to close early.

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.