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Julie Williams, Calligrapher and Artist, Calligraphy in Sydney

I am a calligrapher, lettering artist, painter and

maker of artists books. 

My work as an artist connects my journeys of history and belonging, and memories and places.


I have been designing inspiring, expressive, creative and traditional calligraphy and lettering art for over 40 years. I create calligraphy, lettering and art for corporate events, private commissions and exhibition artworks. My work has exhibited in regional galleries in Australia and has been published in numerous magazines, books and journals.

Following three years of extensive formal studies in the 1990’s of traditional and historic calligraphy, I have been fortunate to study with many of the world’s leading contemporary calligraphy and lettering masters, as well as noted artists and tutors of various formal and informal fine arts subjects including printmaking, bookbinding, painting, drawing, traditional Turkish marbling and encaustics. 

My love of the hand written word and my deep sense of wanderlust compliments my fascination with language, art and discovery. 

I'd be delighted if you would like to view the interview below as a Friday Feature Artist with Fibre Arts Take Two where I chat about my work as a calligrapher and maker of artist books. 



Printmaking TAFE (Distinction)

1996 - 1998

Diploma of Western Calligraphy AQF & VETAB Accredited (Distinction)


Certificate IV in Teaching Calligraphy VETAB Accredited (Outstanding Achievers Award)



1997 - 2003

1985 - 1990

Casual Tutor for evening colleges, calligraphy societies and various art groups

Macquarie Community College,  Advanced Calligraphy Tutor for Diploma in Western Calligraphy (VETAB Accredited)

Brookvale TAFE - Tutor of Showcard & Ticketwriting Cert. IV

Selected Exhibitions 











Finalist, Northern Beaches Artists’ Book Award, Manly, NSW

“Gardens of the Heart” International exhibition curated by India Flint, Fabrik SA

ASC Group exhibition - Brush Farm House, Ryde

"Written by Hand", ASC Guild Member Group exhibition, North Sydney

"Expressive Lines" - Group exhibition, Bunker Cartoon Gallery, Coffs Harbour

"Words, Language and Life" - Group exhibition, Cowra Regional Art Gallery

"Earth, Wind,  Fire, Water" - Nth Coast Regional Botanic Gardens, Coffs Harbour

"Work of the Hand" - Cowra Regional Art Gallery

"Wisdom of Words" - Quay Fine Art Gallery, Sydney

"The Spirit of the Pen" - NSW Parliament House, Sydney

Selected Publications

1998 - Present



2011 - Present

Articles for various industry magazines

"WordsWork" Calligraphy & Lettering Arts of Australia & NZ 

"Practical Calligraphy", by Peter Taylor, Hinkler Books

Various Wedding magazines and Style Guides

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