31 January 2022 to 13 February 2022

Opens 12 noon Monday 31 January

10am to 5pm

(Closes at 1pm on the final day)

Free Exhibition

The Society of Scribes and Illuminators' Centenary Exhibition: Words Made Beautiful

Mall Galleries is thrilled to reopen to the public with the first exhibition of the year 2022: Society of Scribes and Illuminators' Centenary Exhibition!

What to Expect?

The exhibition Words Made Beautiful celebrates an impressive milestone for The Society of Scribes & Illuminators.

The exhibition presents a curated collection of fine calligraphy featuring the work of SSI Fellows and Lay Members, and a beautiful reflection of one hundred years of expressive lettering nurtured by the Society. Drawing on the exhibition title for inspiration, the contributors have used a wide variety of media and techniques to produce an impressive display of contemporary works that reveal the breadth and diversity of calligraphy and lettering as a modern art form. The exhibition also offers a rare opportunity to view historical works by some of the most notable calligraphers of the 20th century, kindly loaned by the Crafts Study Centre. A number of seminal historical works by Fellows of the Society accompanies the newer pieces.

The exhibition will also travel during the year to Swansea Museum (5-19 August) and Stockport Art Gallery (dates TBC).

About The Society of Scribes & Illuminators

Founded in 1921, the Society has actively and enthusiastically championed the art of calligraphy for one hundred years.  

Learn more about the Society of Scribes and Illuminators HERE