The Canberra Calligraphy Society was founded in 1986, when three friends gathered and called for people interested in calligraphy to come together. The Society was formed and since then has gone from strength to strength, maintaining a membership of roughly 60 calligraphy enthusiasts. In 2016 the Society celebrated its 30th anniversary and is looking forward to another exciting 30 years of calligraphy in Canberra. As ideas and techniques change the penmanship also evolves. Tutors for workshops are sourced from amongst our members, interstate and international calligraphers. A brief history of the Society can be found here.
Workshops are held once a month at the Urambi Village Community Hall in Crozier Circuit, Driveway B, Kambah, usually from 1 pm–4.30 pm on the 4th Sunday of every month, except December and January. Once or twice a year the Society organises weekend workshops with visiting tutors.
CCS members can access current and past newletters on the Members page.
CCS Annual Exhibition 2023
Our annual exhibition this year is scheduled to be held from 13th to 23rd July, at The Old Barn Gallery, 18 Beltana Road, Pialligo. The exhibition will be open for a total of eight days, from Thursday to Sunday inclusive each week. Setting up will take place on Wednesday 12th July, and dismantling on Monday 24th July. There will be no specific theme and works suitable for hanging on a wall or for display on tables can be accommodated. As the society will need to staff the gallery during opening hours, and arrange our own payment system for works sold, volunteers to assist with this will be sought closer to the time. Further information will be provided in CCS news bulletins over the coming months.
The May 2023 newsletter is out now - please go to the Members Page to view online.
2023 Workshop Updates
Workshops for June and July are open for bookings - please check the Workshops page for details.
Ongoing calligraphy classes are are being held this year, with new classes being run by Pam Kemp and Gemma Black. Please check the Calligraphy Classes page for details.
2023 CCS Memberships
For membership renewal, or if you wish to join as a new CCS member, please go to the Membership page. We welcome our newest member for 2023, Donna H.
Payment and Refund Policy - Workshops
The Payment and Refund Policy has been updated and approved by the CCS Committee at the February 2022 meeting. Please read the revised policy in the Workshops page.