2018 Annual Exhibition 

Details of this year's Exhibition will follow in the near future!

2017 Annual Exhibition - "The Creative Pen" 

Members of the Glasgow Scribes displayed their calligraphy work in the fabulous Art Space of Cass Art, 63-67 Queen St, Glasgow, G1 3EN between 8 and 28 May 2017

The Art Space
There was an excellent number of exhibits (42 items) displayed in an ideal and popular venue.  The Exhibition attracted a lot of interest in calligraphy with many positive visitor comments left.   We also gained a few visitors to Glasgow Scribes meetings too

We'd like to thank Cass Art, Glasgow for allowing us to exhibit our work in the store and for their continued enthusiastic support and help. 

Images of the 2017 exhibits are shown below - please note that image quality may be affected by exhibit cellophane protection and strong Art Space lighting

Life is a Journey by John Anderson

When I Was 5 Years Old by John Anderson

Balance of Truth by Jim Bassett

Children Pick Up Words by Jim Bassett

Flight Of A Sparrow by Jim Bassett

The Power of Words by Jim Bassett

Sleep After Toil by Jim Basstt

The Maid's Lover by Jim Bassett

Doxology 807 by Jack Black
Shakespeare's Anniversary by Jack Black
Art Depends by Jack Black
Jellyfish by Denise Chateau Loney

Seahorse by Denise Chateau Loney

Above All by Dorothea Fair
Divine Grace by Dorothea Fair

One Ship Drives East by Dorothea Fair

Prayer by Dorothea Fair
A Red Red Rose by Alan Kay
Calligraphy by Alan Kay

Love Letters by Alan Kay

Still I Rise by Alan Kay

They Told Me by Alan Kay
(Sheriff Jim Murphy Award 2017)

War and Peace by Gerry Lawlor

The Member Tree by Evelyn Litster

Do You Know The Land by Joyce Macgregor

Art Versus Science by Douglas McEwen
Fruit by Douglas McEwen

Pi by Douglas McEwen

Beauty by Mariam Mahmood

Kind Words by Mariam Mahmood

To Be Yourself by Mariam Mahmood

Calligraphy Is by Keith Miller
War and Peace by Keith Miller
Benedictus Fructus Ventris Tui by Raymond O'Donnell
In My Elements by Raymond O'Donnell
Pyots by Raymond O'Donnell

Glasgow Scribes by Sheila Robertson

Small Books by Sheila Robertson

Breathe by Margaret Sainte Claire
Love by Margaret Sainte Claire

Letter Collage - Arranged by Joyce Macgregor
2016 Roaming Exhibition  - North Lanarkshire Council

Annual Exhibition items went on tour around North Lanarkshire libraries over the summer period:-

20 June to 2 July 2016                Motherwell
7 to 19 July 2016                        Bellshill
25 July to 6 August 2016            Cumbernauld
15 to 27 August 2016                 Kilsyth

Members' exhibits were displayed centrally with details of calligraphy and the Glasgow Scribes and alongside some excellent calligraphy books for borrowing.  We hope that visitors enjoyed the display and that it will inspire them to try calligraphy or dig out their calligraphy pen sets!  The Glasgow Scribes would like to thank Chris Wilson and staff for allowing us visit the area and also for their help, interest and hard work before and during the event

2016 Annual Exhibition - "Art Of The Pen"

The group's Annual Exhibition was held in the Art Space of Cass Art, Glasgow from Monday 30 May to Sunday 19 June 2016.  Forty items were submitted for display in an excellent setting where store visitors could view our work within a friendly, spacious and well lit area

Images below have kindly been provided by Raymond O'Donnell, our "resident photographer".  Please note that, due to exhibition lighting and cellophane covers, some images may be lighter or will show reflections

Blue Italics - Jim Bassett

Brown Italics - Jim Bassett

Fireworks - Jim Bassett

Rose Kissed Me - Jim Bassett

Sailboat - Jim Bassett

Christian Initials - Jack Black

Contrasts - Jack Black

Healthy, Wealthy and Wise - Jack Black

I Wish You - Jack Black

Lake Isle of Innisfree - Jack Black

Birds of Worry - Dorothea Fair

Crown Him - Dorothea Fair

Dependance - Dorothea Fair

Fall of Leaf - Dorothea Fair

Happy Birthday - Dorothea Fair

I will - Dorothea Fair

Letter D - Dorothea Fair

Life - Dorothea Fair

Quiet Alone - Dorothea Fair

Serenity Prayer - Ted Gardner

Letter B - Iain Howie

Shakespeare's Sonnet - Iain Howie

Spring - Iain Howie

Happiness - Gerry Lawlor

Springtime - Gerry Lawlor

Happiness - Evelyn Litster

Sailing - Evelyn Litster

Circles - Douglas McEwen

Groucho Marx Triptych - Douglas McEwen

Healthy - Douglas McEwen

The Best Six Doctors - Douglas McEwen

Disturb Us Lord - Raymond O'Donnell

Fredome Is A Noble Thing - Raymond O'Donnell

Veni Vidi - Raymond O'Donnell

The Monastic Scribe - Harry Ramsay

Learn, Live, Hope - Sheila Robertson

Power - Sheila Robertson

Spring - Sheila Robertson

Winter Snow - Sheila Robertson

A Man's a Man - Alec Souter

If you'd prefer to view the exhibits in slideshow format Raymond has produced a video of exhibits with relaxing background music.  Please click on the following link:-

Glasgow Scribes 2016 Exhibits

2015 Roaming Exhibition - West Dunbartonshire Council

After a very successful Annual Exhibition at the Mitchell Library during 11-23 May 2015 exhibits toured West Dunbartonshire libraries as follows:-

8 - 20 June 2015                      Dalmuir                   
23 June - 4 July 2015               Clydebank
7 - 18 July 2015                       Dumbarton
21 July - 1 August 2015           Alexandria

Members would like to thank West Dunbartonshire Council and, in particular, staff members Trish Robins and Moira Murray, for allowing the group to exhibit calligraphy at the four libraries above.  We hope we inspired visitors with our work and the very enjoyable art of calligraphy.  It's hoped that our Annual Exhibition items in the future will tour other Council areas 

2015 Annual Exhibition - The Art of Calligraphy

Our Annual Exhibition of members' calligraphy was held on the 5th floor of the Mitchell Library during 11 to 23 May 2015.   Exhibits covered a diversity of ideas, skills, experience, words and art materials and aptly showed the beautiful art of calligraphy. 

Thanks to our members for contributing their work and also to staff at the Mitchell Library/Glasgow City Council for allowing us to have another successful exhibition at the library

John Anderson - Your Imagination

John Anderson - Calligraphy Pen

Dorothea Fair - If You Were To Be Wise

Dorothea Fair - May The Love of God
Dorothea Fair - Marmion
Dorothea Fair - Reflection

Dorothea Fair - Shining Virtue

Dorothea Fair - Words of Life

Dorothea Fair - Phone Home
Ted Gardner - A Case of Identity

Ted Gardner - As God's Chosen Ones
Ted Gardner - Letters

Ted Gardner - Behold We Go Up To Jerusalem

Ted Gardner - Yume/Dream

Evelyn Litster - Calligraphy Tree

Evelyn Litster - Time

Evelyn Litster - Every Man Has A Purpose

Douglas McEwen - Daffodils

Douglas McEwen - I Remember

Douglas McEwen - Rosy Fingered Dawn

Douglas McEwen - Casablanca

Douglas McEwen - Spring

Raymond O'Donnell - Let Us Begin

Raymond O'Donnell - Remembrance

Sheila Robertson - Spring Flower

Sheila Robertson - Calm Sea

Sheila Robertson - Waves
Sheila Robertson - Autumn Equinox Song

Images of exhibits were photographed by Raymond O'Donnell - our resident Exhibition and Monthly Project photographer  - we hope you enjoyed viewing them.