Welcome to the New Zealand Calligraphers

The New Zealand Calligraphers is a non-profit group of calligraphers, lettering artists and people who share a love of creating beautiful words and letters.

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About the Society

The New Zealand Calligraphers has been an organisation since the early 1990’s.
The society meets monthly at a central location in Auckland, conducts regular workshops in calligraphy and complementary arts, organises exhibitions, and generally supports and promotes calligraphy and excellence in lettering.

The New Zealand Calligrapher’s members include professional lettering artists, commercial calligraphers, illustrators and designers, tutors and hobbyists and their interests range from the most traditional types of calligraphy, to contemporary and experimental forms.

We invite you to browse this site – which contains information about our society, membership, current events, workshops and other relevant topics – and to consider joining the New Zealand Calligraphers.
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Monthly Meetings


Where possible members are encouraged to attend the Society’s monthly meetings. Meetings and workshops are held on the first Sunday of each month to allow members outside of Auckland to join in. Meetings are a social, friendly affair and usually feature guest speakers or a workshop.

Modern Calligraphy Workshop:
Sunday 7th July 2pm – 5pm

Gifford Gallery
27a Poronui Street, Mt Eden

‘Perfectly imperfect, Modern Calligraphy is fresh and vibrant and doesn’t adhere to traditional rules. You don’t need to fret if your descenders are too long or your ‘b’ is too bouncy. In this workshop, we’ll be looking at some of my favourite toolstake on a modern font and flourish it with flair. Bring your playful side and be ready to get creative.’  — Emma

Register for the workshop by emailing newzealandcalligraphers@gmail.com. Cost of workshop – Members $35. Non-members $45. Numbers are limited.

Sunday 4th August

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We love to hear from people interested in calligraphy so please get in touch.

email: newzealandcalligraphers@gmail.com
post: New Zealand Calligraphers, P.O.Box 99-674, Newmarket, Auckland 1149, New Zealand