Calligraphy on the walls

For the Salisbury Festival Mary Noble will be working with Chinese calligrapher Jianzhou Xu from Beijing, writing on the walls of Salisbury Arts Centre

Working alongside each other,  Mary will write Chinese proverbs in Western calligraphy, following a progression of scripts  from Roman times to the present day, and Mr Jianzhou Xu will write English proverbs in a series of ancestral Chinese scripts. 

The writing will happen on Friday 20th May and will remain on show for the duration of the Salisbury Festival (3 weeks).


Mary’s script trial for one proverb, 1 metre wide.