Peter Lawrence: Making a Mark

Submitted by TheNorthWallArt... on January 18, 2023 - 10:42

Venue, Timing and Cost

The North Wall Arts Centre
Tuesday, 28 March 2023 to Saturday, 15 April 2023
Monday - Friday 10:00 - 16:00, Saturday 12:00 - 16:00, (closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays)

Known primarily as a wood engraver of detailed, black and white prints, Peter Lawrence also creates colourful and expressive paintings and collages.

The collages allow for the recycling of ephemera – an element of surrealism is created when different styles rub up against each other. Wood engraving is a slow and painstaking technique, cutting with small, sharp tools, traditionally, into endgrain blocks of boxwood. Wood engravings engage the hand, the eye and the brain. By contrast, the paintings are free from some of those constraints – more the product of the hand, the eye and the heart. 

This is an exhibition that combines creativity and imagination with superb technique. It’s a body of work in a wide range of styles – abstract, surreal, humorous and representational – produced over the past 25 years. 

About the artist:
Peter Lawrence is a member and former Chair of the Society of Wood Engravers and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers. He has prints in the collections of the Ashmolean Museum, the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Heilongjiang Museum of Printmaking, China.

Exhibition Opening: Saturday 1 April 2023 3pm – 6pm
Meet the Artist: Tuesday 4 & Friday 14 April 2023 2pm – 3pm
(free events / no booking required)

Further Information

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The North Wall Arts Centre
South Parade
Oxford OX2 7JN

Telephone: 01865 319 450

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