Located right next to the Tate Modern on the south bank of the River Thames, the Bankside Gallery is currently hosting a wonderful exhibition by the Society of Wood Engravers.
The Society was founded in 1920 by artists including Eric Gill, Gwen Raverat, Robert Gibblings, Philip Hagreen and Lucien Pissarro, and exists to promote wood engraving, but also embraces all forms of relief printing.
A break during the war years and then again in the 1970s meant that their annual exhibition ceased for a time; since their revival in 1984, they have built a reputation for excellence, attracting exhibitors and collectors from around the world.
The Bankside collection offers a fascinating and affordable collection of images inspired by a wide range of subjects, and admission is free.
The photos really don’t do justice to the quality of the work.
The 85th Annual Exhibition is at the Bankside Gallery, London, and features over 120 original prints, all for sale, and this year includes the work of five first-time exhibitors.
Society of Wood Engravers Annual Exhibition
This exhibition runs 7th – 26th February 2023
Open daily, 11am-6pm.
Bankside Gallery, Thames Riverside, 48 Hopton Street, London SE1 9JH
- 020 7928 7521