Nature, Prints and Poetry
8 JUNE - 31 JUL 2022
OPEN WED-SUN, 10AM-5PM
This small exhibition in the corridor, organised with the support of the Society of Wood Engravers, presents wood engravings by 13 artists, alongside the poems that inspired them. Wood engraving was traditionally used to illustrate books, with Thomas Bewick developing the use of this technique in the late 18th century. Today, it continues to be used by artists who value the fine detail and wide tonal range it offers. Rooted in the illustration of books and natural history subjects, wood engravings are a fitting companion for poetry. Both share a similar intensity: like a poem’s few stanzas, a wood engraving encapsulates a whole world despite its often diminutive size.
You can see, and purchase, all the prints in this exhibition here.