The Calligraphy Society of Victoria began in 1981, initiated by the teacher and class members of Melbourne College of Decoration’s first calligraphy course.
There were nine people present at the first meeting with seven apologies. The aims of the Society were set out as: The love and appreciation of Calligraphy.
A competition for the design of a logo was announced and suggestions for the title of the newsletter were canvassed.
Both the logo and the title of the newsletter (Postscript) were in use by April 1982.
The first meeting was held at the Melbourne College of Decoration and subsequent meetings were held at the Meat Market Craft Centre in North Melbourne.
The very first activity of the Society was a three-week display of calligraphy at the CBS Bank in Collins Street, Melbourne.
By Christmas 1981 the membership was 33. It was formally established and incorporated in 1985.
Meetings were held for many Years at the Meat Market Craft Centre in North Melbourne, then for the last decade St Mary’s College, University of Melbourne.
From 2010 until 2014, meetings were held at the Center for Theology and Ministry in Parkville, and in October 2014 the West Hawthorn Uniting Church Hall became our new home.
Courtesy of our past archivist, Vin Egan.