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. From 2017 meetings will be 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.


Sunday 1st October

We hope you can join us at our next meeting on Sunday 1st October from 3pm – 5pm.
Please bring:
Bring your Calligraphy Journal if you have one, otherwise Zeta pad or good paper, and a quote/words to write.  We will be utilising the new scripts we have recently learned (Versals and Pointed Pen Uncial) and writing something into the journal we started earlier in the year.  Dale-Cormack Pearson will also show us some ideas for little designs/flourishes that can be used to fill empty spaces.

Bring usual Calligraphy gear and $10 to cover costs.

WHERE: Gifford Gallery, 27a Poronui St, Mt Eden
DATE: Sunday 1st October
TIME:  3pm – 5pm
COST: $10.00
The cost per meeting covers venue hire, some materials, tutor fees, tea and coffee.


Sunday 5th November – Old English Calligraphy Workshop
Sunday 3rd December – Christmas Party

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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