The Calligraphy Society of South Australia (CSSA) has been active since
1983 and aims to promote calligraphy and related arts such as book binding, illumination, lettering, flourishing and much
more to the Adelaidiean community.
On December 16, 1983 a meeting was held in the library of the South Australian Collage of Advanced Education. The meeting was attended by about a dozen people who being of like mind resolved to "form the Calligraphy Society of South Australia" with Frank Caspers elected as Chairman, Roland Eime as Secretary/Treasurer and Ruth Venner, Don Hatcher, and Kevin Keeler as Committee Members.
The general tone of the Society was set by the last item on the agenda of our inaugural meeting "conversation and coffee", a tradition which continues to this day and does much to preserve and promote the friendly character of the Society.
Please note that the WEA of SA are running a course called Introduction to Calligraphy beginning on Tuesday 4th Oct at 10:00am. This course is aimed at both beginners and those who have had a little experience in traditional, broad-edged nib calligraphy and wish to improve their skills. Our focus will be on the Foundational Hand and its associated Roman-based capitals. For details contact the WEA at https://www.wea-sa.com.au/
Here are some examples of the works on display at our recent exhibition
In addition, some of our members gave demonstrations to interested onlookers.
PORT ADELAIDE ENFIELD COUNCIL GRANT
In January 2021 The Calligraphy Society of South Australia received a COVID 19 Response Grant to enable the purchase of a Document Camera and Data Projector. These items have made it possible for the Society to meet face to face for the Annual General Meeting in February and for subsequent monthly meetings and workshops. Social distancing is ensured through tutors teaching via the camera, computer, and projection onto a wall screen. A booking system for meetings has been introduced and is successfully supporting COVID appropriate attendance at workshops. Remote members can join us via Zoom.
The Calligraphy Society thanks the Port Adelaide Enfield Council for their generous support.
And now a word from our sponsors...
Port Adelaide Enfield Council kindly sponsored the Calligraphy Society of South Australia with a COVID Safe Response Grant. As you are all aware we received $2000 towards our new technology of Document Camera and Data Projector to enable us to meet this year.
We meet within the Council District of Port Adelaide Enfield and quite a number of you live in this area.
But did you know a lot happens in this council area? Visit the Port Adelaide Enfield website to find out more,, – or just go exploring.
There are an amazing number of events that happen in Port Adelaide Enfield as well. Lots for history buffs and classes on various subjects, including the arts. Visitto find out more.
And then there’s the SA Maritime Museum, National Railway Museum, SA Aviation Museum and the Port Adelaide Historical Museum.
Just in case you don’t have enough art gear there is also an Art Shop with a range of things that you might not find elsewhere.
The sign on the Masonic Building in Port Adelaide shows someone has a sense of lettering!