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 2nd July

We hope you can join us at our next meeting on Sunday 2nd July from 3pm – 5pm.  We will each be creating our own Calligraphy Journal over the next year, adding to its pages month by month.  This Sunday we will make the basic journal and start one page, then each month add various ideas for backgrounds and new fonts to try.  In the end you will have a permanent record of the skills you have mastered, and a beautiful journal to keep.
Please bring:
One sheet of Canson Mi-teintes paper. (160g, 50 x 65cm)
This is available at Gordon Harris art suppliers in a wide range of colours. Choose a pale colour – it could be white, pale blue, pale green, lemon, or whatever you prefer.
Glue stick, cutting board, cutting blade, ruler
Usual Calligraphy equipment (pens, inks, gouache). Also fineliner pens if you have them.  There will be spare pens and inks if you don’t have any.

WHERE: Gifford Gallery, 27a Poronui St, Mt Eden
DATE: Sunday 2nd July
TIME:  3pm – 5pm
COST: $10.00
The cost per meeting covers venue hire, some materials, tutor fees, tea and coffee.


Sunday 6th August
Sunday 3rd September

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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