Our Precious Earth

The exhibition is now open and well worth a visit. The subject Our Precious Earth has inspired some beautiful and imaginative work from members. Do support OS by paying a visit – there’s plenty of time to get to the Museum over the next couple of months and you might even find a calligrapher in-situ demonstrating. 

Venue: Thame Museum from 23rd October to 18th December 2021. 

The Museum is open on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays and pre-booking is not required. For fuller details please refer to the Museum website:  www.thamemuseum.org 


A-Z and everything in-between: A celebration of calligraphy

Our 2019 exhibition focused on Alphabets from any period of history or culture, as well as the newly designed, and included work based on texts which have inspired our members. Thame and the surrounding area also proved to be inspirational and work exhibited was varied; from traditional gilding to modern 3D work using gold, inks, beautiful papers, stone and glass. 

Venue: Thame Museum from 16th February to 17th April 2019.

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For this collaborative project, members interpreted extracts from original poems written by pupils from St Edward’s School for the school’s Gittings poetry competition.

True to the society’s ethos, “All About Lettering”, the calligraphic work on display was in a  variety of mediums. Members used their talents in many ways, for example book-making, glass engraving, letter and paper-cutting, and many of these were represented in exhibition pieces.

Venue: The North Wall Gallery, Oxford from 16th April – 2nd May 2018. 

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SHAKESPEARE: Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night  was an exhibition of new work by members of Oxford Scribes. This formed part of Oxford’s tribute to Shakespeare on the 400th anniversary of his death.

Venue: The John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford from 10 December 2016 – 21 January 2017.

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COLLECTIONS:  A Celebration of Lettering Arts

In this exhibition we showcased our passion for beautiful hand lettering with a collection of work by current members of Oxford Scribes.  We demonstrated that our skills encompass so much more than handwriting. Each individual piece is an interpretation of the theme Collections (or lists) and celebrates the wide range of media and techniques employed by contemporary artists.

Venues: The North Wall Gallery, Oxford from 9th December 2015 – 9th January 2016. A portion of the Collections artwork  moved on to the Headington Library where it was viewed during library opening hours.





Write-On: celebrating 30 Years

In 2014, current and past members of Oxford Scribes celebrated thirty years of making beautiful calligraphic marks.

The anniversary exhibition Write-On was shown at the Oxfordshire County Museum, Woodstock in May and at The Cornerstone in Didcot in June 2014.

Write-On demonstrated the great versatility of the calligraphic arts and included an exciting Maypole installation, as well as historical and new work.  In addition to more conventional framed work made with a brush or pen on paper or vellum, there were books and boxes and unusual two and three dimensional pieces made on a variety of different surfaces with alternative tools.

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