Signs for SoundsBilston Craft Gallery
10 December 2011 - 4 February 2012
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This exhibition explores the contemporary practice of letter-forming from traditional calligraphy to the use of digital technologies and performance art.
Featuring examples of outstanding skill in letter-forming by leading practitioners, this exhibition explores how writing communicates meaning and how this is changing with the use of new media in the digital age. Exhibitors include letter-engraver Tom Perkins, calligrapher Ewan Clayton and performance artist Julien Breton, who dances letterforms using light.
There is also a family-friendly activity area, and a display of creative writing by local writers' groups Bilston Writers and Bilston Scribblers on the theme Sights and Sounds of Bilston.
Teachers can download the schools packs below, which contain information on visiting the gallery and cross-curriculum ideas for learning.