There is something very special about viewing original manuscripts, old and not so old.
An oportunity to study the "real thing" is something so rare we grab it when we are able.
The National Library of Australia has made this possible for book lovers, calligraphers
and interested parties through their Handwritten exhibition.
Viewing the collection finishes on 18 March 2012.
The National Library of Australia, Canberra Australia
Venue for the Illumination Workshop 19 February 2012
The NLA Foyer
... with a bookshop to lose yourself in ...
The plushest classroom I have ever taught in!
Eighteen participants fitted beautifully with room to move.
Before we got started outside my favourite stained glass windows.
My wonderful assistant on the day, Pamela Kemp!
My thanks to the Canberra Calligraphy Society and my fellow tutors Jill Robertson & Angela Hillier. Enormous thanks to Maureen Worsnop CCS Treasurer, for her tremendous monetary efforts,
Brendan Dahl from the National Library of Australia who made the day run brilliantly and all my diligent participants who had fun while learning lots about illuminated letters.
Sincere thanks to Pam for putting me up and putting up with me!
550 emails later ... phew ... I'm exhausted!