Lettering artists’ musically inspired work to grace Snape Malting concert hall

Chris Elsey's A Note on Skill on Welsh slate, letters hand drawn and engraved. Picture supplied by:

Chris Elsey's A Note on Skill on Welsh slate, letters hand drawn and engraved. Picture supplied by: THE LETTERING AND COMMEMORATIVE ARTS TRUST - Credit: Contributed

New, musically inspired work by leading exponents in the art of lettering goes on display at Snape Maltings in September.

Teucer Wilson's The Parting Glass, laser cut stainless steel. Picture supplied by: THE LETTERING AND

Teucer Wilson's The Parting Glass, laser cut stainless steel. Picture supplied by: THE LETTERING AND COMMEMORATIVE ARTS TRUST - Credit: Contributed

‘In Concert’ will be the sister exhibition to ‘Orchestra of Letters’, which continues at the Lettering Arts Centre until October 2 – showcasing 36 lettering artists.

When curator Mark Frith invited artists to offer their responses to a piece of music, more came forward than could be accommodated at the Lettering Arts Centre.

As a result, a second selection, ‘In Concert’, will be presented in the main concert hall from September 8 until December 22.

Roger Wright, Snape Maltings chief executive, said the work was testament to the power of music and a true celebration of the venue.

Ombra Mai F� by Emi Gordon: gilding and painting on green slate. Picture supplied by: THE LETTERING

Ombra Mai F� by Emi Gordon: gilding and painting on green slate. Picture supplied by: THE LETTERING AND COMMEMORATIVE ARTS TRUST - Credit: Contributed

Mark Frith will be in conversation with Karoline Newman at the Lettering Arts Centre from 6pm on Saturday, September 23, introduced by patron Maggi Hambling.

Visit letteringartstrust.org for details.

Who Can Turn Skies Back and Begin Again, woodcut and printmaking by Harry Brockway. Picture supplied

Who Can Turn Skies Back and Begin Again, woodcut and printmaking by Harry Brockway. Picture supplied by: THE LETTERING AND COMMEMORATIVE ARTS TRUST - Credit: Contributed

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