The 2016 Melbourne Pen Show was held on
Sunday, 27 November 2016

Details of 2017 Show will be released in the first half of 2017

Malvern Town Hall (Main Hall), Cnr. High Street & Glenferrie Road, Malvern
Location map - here
9.00 am to 4.00 pm
Admission - adults $10.00 at the door
Download a Table Entry Form here

Read a little about pen collecting and the history of the Show here in our Antiques & Arts Victoria article
Got just a few pens or pieces of writing equipment for sale?
Hire a Community Table

The 2016 Show will feature a number of Community Tables where writing enthusiasts can sell a few pens or pieces of writing equipment using a third (or two thirds) of a standard size display table.  One third of a table is one metre in length. You can rent a third (or two thirds) of a table for the day to sell a few (or many) pens and writing equipment for $50.00 for a third of a table.

Download a Community Table Form here

Images from the 2015 Melbourne Pen Show here

Calligraphy Tuition and Workshops
Calligraphy Society of Victoria

The Calligraphy Society of Victoria have again generously donated their time to this year's Show.  In addition to their usual calligraphy demonstrations, they will be holding workshops and tuition throughout the day as follows:

9.30 am    Talk on different lettering styles and question time;

10.30 am    Workshop with angles of the chisel nib and some round point - max 10 participants;

12.00 pm    Talk on different lettering styles and question time;

1.00 pm      Workshop with different lettering styles - max 10 participants.

Registration at front door on entry to Show is essential for workshops.

Feel free to join Melbourne Pen Show Inc.  Download an application form.

What to see at the 2016 Show
  • Australia's introduction to KWZ Inks - a fascinating range of both standard and, iron gall inks which dry to many colours
  • Pens - vintage and modern
  • Vintage pencils
  • Pen manufacturers and distributors
  • Displays of rare and collectible writing equipment
  • Pen turning demonstration and sales
  • Calligraphy demonstrations, presentations and workshops
  • Hand-made paper
  • Stationery of all forms
  • Leather goods
  • Inks of all persuasions and brands
  • Writing ephemera

Who and what is Melbourne Pen Show? -  the answer is here
Generous donations to the Show from:
  • Rob Oster Signature Inks
  • Diamine Inks
  • Fiorenza Luxuries 
  • KWZ Inks
The Show Committee would appreciate further donations from others which will be used as door and raffle prizes for Show guests.

Students under 18

Entry for primary and secondary students under 18 years of age is free.

Further inquiries:
Andrew Gray - 0407 377 160