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Letting In The Light, The Art of the Wood Engraver

Wood Engraving

Project Organiser: Susan Mannion

Online video documenting the work of a wood engraver, showcasing this historic skill and the work of a traditional craftsperson and artist. Wood engraving is a printmaking technique that dates from the late 1700’s, which was introduced by Thomas Bewick. 2020 marks the centenary celebrations of the founding of the Society of Wood Engravers. Through this video viewers will have the opportunity to learn about how a print is created from a wood block using engraving tools and the necessity for technical precision, close and accurate observation as well as the bold, strong draughtsmanship of the engraver. This practice is almost exclusively and traditionally carried out in black and white as befits a skill historically associated with the printing and transmission of text, literature and its complementary illustrations.

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This project is one of a series supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht to showcase elements of Ireland’s Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) as part of Heritage Week 2020.