The Society of Wood Engravers (SWE) represents an international group of artists who produce prints using the relief printing technique known as wood engraving, which was used by well-known North East based engraver Thomas Bewick in the 1800’s.
The Society of Wood Engravers (SWE) exists to promote wood engraving. It is the principal organisation and rallying point for those interested in the subject, and maintains a lively interest in other forms of relief printmaking. Essentially, it is an artists’ exhibiting society. Its wider support group of subscribers includes other artists both professional and amateur, collectors, museum people and members of the general public who have simply liked what they have seen at exhibitions or in books and have become interested in knowing more. Anyone at all may be a subscriber.