The Lettering Arts Trust presents An Elixir of Letters at Chelsea Physic Garden
Exhibition, Booking not necessary, entry £10.50.
Talk & Tour, booking necessary, via chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk, 30 places, £10.50
Taking the theme of botanicals and drink, bespoke artworks by 15 of the UK’s foremost letter carvers form a unique exhibition in the verdant surroundings of this historic garden. Tom Sargeant and Karoline Newman host a talk and guided tour.
Working in stone and mixed media, artists include Martin Cook, Annet Stirling, Karim Lahham, Joe Hickey and Lois Anderson, who are amongst the UK’s leading letter carvers, represented by the Lettering Arts Trust. All work is for sale.
In ‘Journey of an Apprentice’, artist Tom Sargeant talks to Karoline Newman about how carving is in his DNA, the tradition of letter carving and the invaluable support provided by a Lettering Arts Trust apprenticeship that enabled a fledgling artist to flourish.
The exhibition runs until Wednesday 31 October. There is an artist talk and guided tour the second Wednesday of each month at 2.30pm.
The Lettering Arts Trust is a charitable trust based at Snape Maltings in Suffolk. Established in 1988, it has been supporting the art of lettering for 30 years.