Just 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:
Hampshire & Berkshire Guild of Craftsmen (and women) is exhibiting at Fareham’s Westbury Manor 11th February 2012 – 25 March. Potters, weavers, furniture makers, jewellers, and one calligrapher – me – are displaying our hand made works in the museum’s gallery. Open Tuesday – Saturday, closed Sundays & Mondays. here are a few images of the show.
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.
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
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!
I’m just back from 4 hectic days of demonstrating – but what fun!
crowds of people visit this amazing annual event – see www.artinaction.org.uk 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.
visit me in the lettering tent during Art in Action,
Waterperry House, Waterperry, Nr Wheatley, Oxon, OX33 1JZ (satnav: OX33 1LG)
WRITING ON THE WALLS for Salisbury Festival, in the Arts Centre, Bedwin Street SPO1 3UT , on Friday 20th May alongside Chinese calligrapher Jianzhou Xu, or visit the results for the following weeks during the Festival.