Friday, 1 July 2011

Scribes at the Shipley

The Friends of the Shipley Art Gallery had invited Northumbrian Scribes to speak at one of their monthly meetings in the gallery. One of the Shipley's areas of interest is collecting modern crafts and they have regular displays of craft items although, sadly, not any calligraphy is on show at present.

The talk took place in the main part of the gallery where Scribes had tables to do demonstrations and display work from the group. There was a great deal of interest in the work on show and the chance to handle some of it and turn pages and ask questions of the makers was appreciated.
Short talks were given by Susan (shown below) on the current status of calligraphy and some of the arguments such as whether it is an art or craft and whether such definitions even matter.
Mike also gave a short talk on some of the projects that the group has been involved in such as the 'Building Bridges' book and the annual calendar and had brought some samples of our work with him.

Many thanks to those Scribes who came along to support us and to show their work to the Friends, it was a very successful evening.


  1. Some great reporting here Hazel. Thank you!

  2. Oh, my! This is the room where Donald Jackson spoke when I was there. I recall him striking the same pose as the statue by the door in the first photo! (Always a charmer! - DJ, not the statue) Oh, my! I don't even want the think about how long ago that was!!!