Manuscript Illumination at the Perth Medieval Fayre

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Manuscript Illumination at the Perth Medieval Fayre

Subject

artwork, art, decoration, handcraft, illumination, illuminated manuscript, illustration, manuscript, manuscript production, marginalia, medieval craft, Perth, Perth Medieval Fayre, presentation, re-creation, recreation, stimuli, supplementary information, value, WA, Western Australia

Description

A woman demonstrating the medieval art of manuscript illumination at the Perth Medieval Fayre. ‘Illumination’ refers to the addition of decorations and illustrations around the text on a manuscript page. These illuminations formed an integral part of medieval manuscripts, and served a number of functions. More than mere marginalia, they supplemented the written text on the page by adding additional comment or detail, stimulated the reader, and conveyed a sense of the work’s value. They could also be used to personalise manuscripts and to communicate ideas and traits about individuals, for example the piety of the owner or gratitude and deference towards a patron.
The Perth Medieval Fayre is organised and run by the Western Australian Medieval Alliance. In 2011 it was held at Supreme Court Gardens on 19 March. Enthusiasts and vendors showcased a range of medieval arts and crafts, from dancing, calligraphy and lace-making to demonstrations of the techniques, weaponry and apparel of medieval combat.

Creator

McEwan, Joanne

Date

19 March 2011

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Citation

“Manuscript Illumination at the Perth Medieval Fayre,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed June 16, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/300.