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Letters after Lindisfarne

Ling, Manny (2013) Letters after Lindisfarne. Letters After Lindisfarne, Nov 25 - 20 Dec 2013, Design Centre Gallery- University of Sunderland.

Item Type: Show/Exhibition



The Lindisfarne Gospels book is normally housed in the British Library, but this summer it was on display at Durham University as the focus of a celebration of the creative, artistic and spiritual heritage of the North East. (More information at

In connection with this The International Research Centre for Calligraphy at the University of Sunderland launched ‘Letters after Lindisfarne’. They invited members of regional calligraphy groups to contribute to a one-off book, not a stylistic or a textual replica but as a contemporary response to the Lindisfarne Gospels.

Each contribution is on a single sheet of paper, to be folded giving two adjacent pages of size 342x248mm, the metric equivalent of a Lindisfarne Gospels page.

Participants were given, via their groups, a limited list of ‘springboard’ words from a modern translation of the New Testament and invited to work with them in whatever way they wished. Suggested starting points were:

1. Write out the biblical passage from which the word comes.

2. Choose a non-biblical piece of poetry or prose containing the word.

3. Write a factual text inspired by one aspect of a word, eg start, boat or mountain.

4. Create an abstract piece around a single word.

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Depositing User: Ashleigh Little


Item ID: 4929
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Date Deposited: 27 May 2014 08:42
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2019 15:37


Author: Manny Ling

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Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries
Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries > School of Art and Design


Design > Calligraphy

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