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Orchestra of Letters

2 June – 2 October: Fridays – Mondays, 11am – 5pm

This diverse collection of work includes calligraphy, typography, letterpress, bronze, ceramics, glass, wood and stone letter carving.

This exhibition from the Lettering Arts Trust forms part of Snape Maltings’ 50th anniversary celebrations for its world famous concert hall. “Orchestra of Letters” brings together a remarkable ensemble of all the disciplines associated with the art of lettering. 36 of the UK’s foremost lettering artists present a rich narrative exploring and celebrating the relationship between lettering, music and the inspiring location of Snape Maltings.

The gallery will be filled with limited-edition prints, plaques and individual sculptures. Amongst the artists taking part are renowned ceramicist Edmund de Waal, calligrapher Gaynor Goffe; master letter carvers Charlotte Howarth, Tom Perkins, John Neilson, Martin Cook and Eric Marland; graphic designer Mark Noad and letterpress maestro Alan Kitching.