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Massimo Polello “Order and Chaos”

April 6 @ 9:30 am - April 8 @ 4:30 pm

We welcome  Massimo back to Hobart for another much anticipated workshop. It will be held over three days and  is entitled “Order and Chaos”. The following is a description of the workshop, by Massimo. It sounds a little daunting but don’t be put off.  Massimo is a generous teacher and this workshop caters for students of all skill levels.


“The Lettera Capitalis Monumentalis is the perfect example of precision , equilibrium & ORDER in the classic and purest sense of the word, so the aim of the first part of the course is to present the Roman letters in their purest forms, their construction, ductus, proportions and spacing, written initially with an ordinary pencil and then with a flat brush. Even at this early stage we might start to realise that the Lettera Romana is perhaps not as in order as it seems, and that its basic shape always depends on fortune, the time and the moment of writing.

The second part on the other hand will develop and explore the different ways of executing a freer form of writing, freer in the sense of unexpected, random and fantastic. In brief, a form of writing that is driven by instinct, and comes from the “gut”, writing that arises from Dionysus’ CHAOS, which has apparently no rules. Suggested ways of doing this type of research includes “dripping”, writing with your eyes closed or pictorial gestural techniques, but the aim is to encourage every student to develop his/her own technique. Finally, we will combine capitalis letters and free writing, Order and Chaos, Apollonian and Dionysian making and binding a book.”

The cost of this 3 day workshop is $270 for members, $300 for non members. To secure your place, please contact us, via the contacts page.


April 6 @ 9:30 am
April 8 @ 4:30 pm


Moonah Arts Centre
23-27 Albert Rd
Moonah, Tas 7009 Australia
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6214 7633