Niels ‘Shoe’ Meulman revolutionized the art of writing with Calligraffiti, an art form that fuses calligraphy and graffiti. He launched this movement in 2007 with a successful solo exhibition in Amsterdam. Since then, his Calligraffiti pieces (signed NSM) have been shown in various international exhibitions and are part of several museum collections. His recent painting style can be described as Abstract Expressionism with a calligraphic origin.
‘Shoe’ said: “By being in the North East and seeing the Lindisfarne Gospels I genuinely connected with someone who lived 1300 years ago. Eadfrith was the first Calligraffiti artist”.
The Lindisfarne Gospels inspired work will be displayed in 5 prominent outdoor locations across the region from Berwick in the North to Middlesbrough in the South.
• The Maltings Theatre & Cinema, Berwick upon Tweed
• Woodhorn Museum and Northumberland Archives, Ashington, Northumberland,
• Castle Keep, Newcastle upon Tyne
• Prince Bishops Shopping Centre, Durham
• Transporter Bridge, Middlesbrough
The first work to be installed will be the Transporter Bridge in Middlesbrough on Sunday 4 August. The works, created using metallic paints, will be in-situ for 4 to 6 weeks, subject to environmental conditions. There is also an opportunity to see the artist at work at the Maltings in Berwick on Wednesday 7 August and at Woodhorn on Thursday 8 August. The project is one of many activities commissioned specifically for Lindisfarne Gospels Durham and is supported by Arts Council England.
The Lindisfarne Gospels, one of the world’s greatest books will be on show in Durham University's Palace Green Library until 30 September. On display too will be fabulous artefacts wrought from precious metals and minerals including gold, amber and silver and stone sculpture alongside medieval manuscripts including the St Cuthbert Gospel and the Durham Gospels. For further information see: www.lindisfarnegospels.com
|Lindisfarne Gospels - Calligraffiti takes place at...|
|The Maltings Theatre & Cinema, Berwick-upon-Tweed (Entertainment)|
|The Calligraffiti art at the Maltings will be in place for 4-6 weeks, subject to environmental conditions, from 7th August 2013.|