Divine Inspiration – The Society of Scribes & Illuminators 95th Anniversary Exhibition

The SSI’s 95th Anniversary Exhibition, Divine Inspiration, was opened officially by the Sheriff of York on Saturday 3 September 2016 in the Chapter House of York Minster.

The exhibition received literally thousands of visitors, there are pages and pages of good comments from around the world in the visitors’ book, we sold 10 pieces of work and needed a second print-run of postcards. Repeated comments have been how varied the work was, how good the quality, and how nice it was to see well-known as well as less-well-known names. The SSI has really shown what contemporary calligraphy is all about.

The 2016 November issue of the SSI’s Journal, The Scribe, was devoted to the exhibition and featured colour images and details of all the exhibits. Usually The Scribe is sent only to members of the SSI, but we have also made this edition available to everyone.

Thank you to the Exhibition team of Janet Smith, Sylvie Gokulsing, Tim Noad, Rebecca Osborne and Maggie Berry, the Hanging/Dismantling team including Cathy Cooper, Gilfrey Orton and Philip Orton, and to all our demonstrators and stewards, who added to the experience of those who visited the exhibition. And finally a big thank you to all our exhibitors, without whom there’d have been no such wonderful display!

Angela Dalleywater FSSI
Chairman (2016)