The Written Word: The Timeless Arabic & Hebrew Calligraphy
The exquisite work of three award-winning calligraphy artists, Joumana Medlej, Michel D'Anastasio and Maaida Noor, has been curated in a new exhibition opening at The Woolf Institute in Cambridge on 12 June.
Featuring Arabic and Hebrew text in a range of styles, these original masterpieces are modern works inspired by the classical calligraphic tradition. The Woolf Institute has an international reputation for its interfaith work and is dedicated to educating the public about the heritage of the Abrahamic faiths - Christianity, Judaism and Islam. With interfaith focus at its heart, the exhibition explores some of the creative, artistic productions developed across Abrahamic communities over time, and will showcase the fusion of old traditional methods with modern techniques.
The three artists will attend the opening day on Sunday 12 June to share their insights working as calligraphy artists. Guests will be able to meet the artists and browse the collection of original art with the opportunity to purchase these original pieces. Curated by Woolf’s PhD scholars, Mohammed I. Ahmed and Dunya Habash, the complete collection of over thirty original artworks will be reproduced and featured in an exhibition at the Woolf Institute until the end of 2022.
Open from 12 noon to 5pm. Free exhibition. For more information please go to: www.woolf.cam.ac.uk/whats-on/events/art-of-the-book-arabic-and-hebrew-calligraphy-exhibition
Woolf Institute, Madingley Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB3 0UB
Sun 12 Jun to Wed 10 August