Lettering & Commemorative Arts
The Lettering & Commemorative Arts Trust is encouraging Britain’s long tradition of lettercarving in stone, slate and wood to flourish through our Apprenticeship and Journeyman Schemes, our programme of exhibitions at the Lettering Arts Centre, Snape Maltings, national Lettercarving workshops, The Art & Memory Collection, and various illustrated publications. We have helped and advised over five thousand people across the British Isles and also overseas, with the commissioning of commemorative works and well designed, unique memorials for churchyard, cemetery, private garden or public space. Please see our commissioning website www.memorialsbyartists.co.uk
GALLERY & SHOP
The Lettering Arts Centre Gallery will open in the spring with a fantastic new exhibition Masters of Invention – Adventures in Graffiti Writing, it presents visitors to the Lettering Arts Centre with a unique opportunity to explore graffiti writing within the historical context of writing culture, contemporary art and graphic design. The show will feature paintings, photography, previously unseen sketches and theoretical texts from the scenes innovators as well as leading artists from today’s art scene.
Highlighting the contributions of Masters who have taken the art form into new and interesting spaces, Masters of Invention is a unique visual history of a letterform that has evolved from humble beginnings, into a highly complex and sophisticated form of design practice that eludes formal classification, yet remains faithful to its subversive and ingenious origins.
Curated by Errol Donald, Lettering Artist, Educator, Full member of Letter Exchange
The Shop also opens in the spring, with brand new, innovative works of art and unique items for the home or special occasions.
Visit the Workshop page for dates for Calligraphy & Lino cut at the Lettering Arts Centre. The Cambridge and Cumbria Lettercarving in stone workshop dates are also available.