Peter Lawrence: Making a Mark

Please note: The gallery will be closed on Good Friday, Easter Sunday & Monday but open on Easter Saturday from 12-4pm.

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
Free event / no booking required

Meet the Artist

Tuesday 4 & Friday 14 April 2023 2pm – 3pm
Free event / no booking required

20 Duets: Collaboration and Improvisation

Wed 29 March 2023 6.45pm
Join Peter Lawrence and jazz musician Paul Dunmall for an evening celebrating their project, 20 Duets: Collaboration & Improvisation.
£11 / book here


“Lawrence’s sense of humour, combined with uplifting style and ambitious technical excellence, make this an exhibition not to be missed”.

Theadora Ballantyne-Way, Printmaking Today

Peter Lawrence: Making a Mark


Free entry

Extra information

Opening hours: Mon – Fri: 10am – 4pm, Sat: 12pm – 4pm
Closed: Sun and Bank Holidays

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