By Creative Review

Tom Perkins

The Space Between promises to be “an exploration of what makes an inscription – how individual letters and marks, just like musical notes, come together with rhythm, texture and spacing to create visual sculptures that offer more than words alone”.

Tom Perkins, Alphabet
Robin: Slate carving with gilding by Louise Tiplady

The work on display will encompass a wide range of materials and approaches – from metal tablets cut by lasers to carved wood; fine letter carving in stone and slate to works on paper and hand-made prints.

Fiona FlackRemember – Welsh slate carving by Fiona Flack to commemorate her grandparents
Charlotte HowarthCharlotte Howarth – All Shall Be Well, text by Julian of Norwich, egg tempera on clay board

It will take place at the world-famous Snape Maltings in Suffolk, renowned as a music venue, but also home to the Lettering Arts Trust. “Alongside the Snape Proms’ famously varied programme of classical music, jazz, folk and comedy, it will be an eclectic exhibition of some of the best designer makers in the field of lettering today,” says Sarah Harrison, Executive Director of the Lettering Arts Trust. “We are looking forward to explore the connection between lettering and music, putting the work of these artists, some of them our former apprentices, in the home of the world-famous Snape Proms.”

The Space Between is at the Concert Hall Gallery, Snape Maltings, Suffolk from July 29 to August 28. Admission is free. Alan Kitching – A Life in Letterpress will also be at the Lettering Arts Centre in Snape Maltings until August 20. Image shown top: ABCDE in Cumbrian Greenslate by Chris Elsey.

Annet Stirling of Incisive LetterworkRoman Fragment (Purbeck Portland stone) by Annet Stirling
Stone inscription by Anna BowenAnna Bowen – Zunny Text from Dorset poet William Barnes in Portland Stone

Read more here:: The Space Between: a celebration of the art of lettering at Snape Maltings