Thursday, 27 November 2014

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Society of Wood Engravers 77th Annual Exhibition


Includes the winner of the Bewick Prize 2014: The Boatyard, Shirley Smith 2014.
20th November – 28th December 2014

(please note change of closing date)

77th Annual Exhibition of the Society of Wood Engravers
Jenny Blyth Fine Art at:
Art Jericho
6 King Street
Oxford OX2 6DF
Telephone 01865 604070
Private View 22nd November at 17.00 hrs. following SWE AGM in Oxford.
Open Wed – Sun 12.00 – 18.00 hrs. (Closed 24, 25, 26 December)

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Thomas Bewick Walks: the Pedestrian Engraver

There will be a public lecture ‘Thomas Bewick Walks: the Pedestrian Engraver’ by Peter Quinn, Chair of The Bewick Society, on the evening of Thursday 13th November.

Please encourage a friend or two to come along to ensure a good audience on the evening. This event will take place in the Lamesley Room of the Gateshead Civic Centre, starting at 6.30pm (lecture begins at 7pm prompt), there will be time to view the ‘Bewick & Back: Wildlife, Walking & Art’ exhibition and in the lecture room there will be an exhibition on the walks i.e. photographs, poems and prose arising out of the Bewick Walks.

The ‘Bewick & Back: Wildlife, Walking & Art’ exhibition is located in the public art space of the Gateshead Civic Centre and features an assemblage of new facsimiles taken from Bewick's wonderful wood engravings. Car parking is available at the Civic Centre (charges apply), which can be found using the postcode NE8 1HH. If using public transport, the Civic Centre is around four minutes walk from Gateshead Interchange. We hope you can get along to see it at some time.

On Friday 24th October, the project made the front page of The Journal, with an article about the Exhibition, you can see this at

Friday, 24 October 2014

Bewick and Back News updates

Read about the exhibition on the Gateshead Council website

in the Newcastle Journal

 North East artistic great Thomas Bewick on the menu at restaurant By Tony Henderson

Illustrated: Prof Mike Collier and Gateshead Council Leader Mick Henry at the exhibition.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Bewick and Back Exhibition

The 'Bewick and Back: Wildlife, Walking & Art Art Exhibition' starts on Wednesday 15th October and runs through to Friday 21st November (in the ground floor, gallery space, Gateshead Civic Centre), so pop in for a coffee at the Bewicks Restaurant and take in the exhibition.

The date of the Bewick lecture will be 'on the evening' of Thursday 13th November (details of time will be circulated at a later date, but pencil this into your diaries please) this will take place in the Lamseley Room (downstairs) of the Gateshead Civic Centre.
Meanwhile, the response to Bewick art exhibition, featuring the art of the accompanying artists, will be staged in January of 2015, dates to be confirmed, in the gallery space of Gateshead Civic Centre.

Details here


Monday, 1 September 2014

Friday, 29 August 2014

Wood Engravers’ Network Triennial Exhibition 2014 - 2016

From our friends in the U.S.A.:
"Wood Engravers’ Network Triennial Exhibition is the second juried exhibition sponsored by the Wood Engravers’ Network. The traveling exhibit features 60 prints by 51 artists from Belgium, Canada, Finland, Ireland, the United States and the United Kingdom."
You can view the exhibition catalogue online here

Exhibition Schedule:
Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum (Two Rivers, WI) July 5 - August 31, 2014. Opening reception August 8, 2014
Northern Prints Gallery (Duluth, MN) September - November 2014
Art Center of Saint Peter (St. Peter, MN) October 2015
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey (Galloway, NJ) January 19 - March 24, 2016

Read all about it here.
WEN’s traveling exhibit connects the tradition of the medium with a contemporary context, continuing a celebration of the medium today.
– Joanne Price, WEN Vice President and Exhibition Organizer