Versatility of wood engraving celebrated at Hereford Museum and Art Gallery exhibition

Wood engraving called Severn Bore by Sarah van Niekerk

Severn Bore by Sarah van Niekerk

For more than 60 years Sarah van Niekerk took inspiration for her prints from the world around her.

Her former student, Harry Brockway, was introduced to wood engraving by Sarah who was a part- time tutor at The Royal Academy Schools where Harry was studying sculpture. Sarah showed him how versatile a medium wood engraving can be.

Wood engraving called To Autumn by Harry Brockway

To Autumn by Harry Brockway

Harry takes much of his inspiration from the world of literature, and together they illustrate the range of this expressive and most English of art forms.

Judy Stevenson, Museum Team Leader for Herefordshire Council’s museum service, said:

“It is marvellous to see the continuity of skill being passed from a master artist like Sarah to a talented pupil like Harry. Their work beautifully exemplifies the ongoing tradition of English wood engraving.”

The free exhibition runs from Saturday 1 June until Saturday 24 August 2019 at Hereford Museum and Art Gallery. The gallery is open Tuesday – Friday 10am – 4pm and 10am – 12.30pm on Saturday.

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Published: Thursday, 23rd May 2019