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Letterheads 2016 coming up in NSW, 9-11 September


The 23rd annual Australian Letterheads will held in the workshop at Grafton SignArt, Grafton, NSW from 9th to 11th September.

There will be great brush writers, liners, airbrush & chalkboard artists attending, & are happy to share their skills with everyone, as well as some quality products on display, to use & try, from event sponsors.

Known as “the Keepers of the Craft”, Letterheads are a group of like-minded artists who are passionate about preserving the fine art and craft of traditional signmaking, hand lettering, gold leaf and pinstriping - skills that new technology can’t replicate.

There will be a wide range of styles on display, with talented tradespeople willing to share their skills and encourage others.

The hands-on Letterheads event is held in rotating states each year: last year it was held on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, and the year before in Melbourne, Victoria.

“The basic rule of thumb has been, if you want Letterheads to be held, put your hand up and spread the word,” says Lance Stapleton, this year’s Letterheads Australia organiser.

“As they say, ‘if you build it, they will come’, those who would like to learn and share skills can simply sign up and show up, everyone is welcome. If you do not do brushwork, just show up & begin the adventure.

“The key to Letterheads is participation, attendees are asked to bring something to show, trade or demonstrate, or at least bring their sign kit and be prepared to get their hands dirty. Letterheads is a hands-on affair welcoming all skill levels, the mix of craftspeople is from retired to “just starting out” and is always inspirational.”

The event will be held in Lance’s Grafton SignArt workshop in Grafton, on September 9/10/11 this year.

“I personally am encouraged by the number of apprentices and the growing number of print & vinyl signmakers attending,” said Lance.

“We share a common comraderie, talk of all aspects of the trade, share a laugh & the occasional beer.”

All who are interested are welcome to attend. The Registration Form is available online here and there’s also a dedicated Letterheads 2016 Facebook page.

Further information is available from Lance Stapleton, Grafton SignArt, 129 Bent Street, South Grafton NSW 2460. Send him an email or phone on 02 6642 1202.

Tel: 1300 001 393
PO Box 6184

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