Oxo Gallery, London

my work next to David Harris'sJust finished helping put up 97 pieces of work that all include something gold-like: ‘All that Glisters’ (is not gold) is the title of Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society’s wonderful exhibition at the OXO Gallery on the Thames embankment. it’s on over easter and closes the following Sunday. here are some highlights from the setting up day:

My banner at the OXO gallery

the gallery inside

one of my exhibits

Save the Children bookshop

above the doorwayabove the window
I have had such a great time, writing on the walls of a soon-to-open bookshop in Woodstock, Oxon. if you are in the area, it’s in the centre of town next to a bread/ cake shop and promises to be quite a honeypot. I was up a ladder all day whilst below me a constant buzz of excitement as helpers sorted through books and made plans; I now know what it feels like to be a fly on the wall…

All That Glisters

Marvellous new exhibition opening in London’s OXO Gallery 3 – 16 April 2012, Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society’s big gold show. I’ll have some work in it.

It will then travel north, but final details not yet available, check the CLAS website nearer the time.

one of my entries for the CLAS exhibition

Celebrate Calligraphy

SSI (Society of Scribes & Illuminators) is currently touring its 90th Anniversary exhibition with a magnificent selection of work. I have two pieces in it.

Opened in London November, next

30 Nov – 6 january 2012, The University of Sunderland Design Gallery

open Mon- Fri 9 – 5

then 14 january – 17th march, Piece hall Art Gallery, halifax HX1 1RE, open 10 – 5 daily.

do visit if you are in the area, or order a catalogue from SSI

brush written calico hanging


Sarum College

Open until December, Sarum College Salisbury (close to the Cathedral) has an exhibition spread around its building of lettercutting, sculpture and painting, themed on the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible. I have four hangings displayed. there are some fabulous sculptures, and I particularly love the lettercarving by Robyn Golden-Hann. Do visit if you are in the area, but you’ll have to ask for a map when you go in, or you’ll miss a lot of treasures!

Art in Action

I’m just back from 4 hectic days of demonstrating – but what fun!

crowds of people visit this amazing annual event – see to see artists, poets, musicians all display and demonstrate their skills and talk and explain their passion. I had little time to see other tents but what I did see was up to its usual high standard.

calligraphic boxes
Boxes I made and inscribed
me dem0nstrating brush writing