In 2018 I was involved in an ekphrastic poetry project, a result of a partnership between Words out Loud and the Soldiers Hill Artists Collective.
Last year I was approached to be part of a new collaboration – this time to write a poem to the theme of ‘they are us’, and the artwork would be created in a response to our poems. I’ve never done an ekphrastic project this way (and I’ve done a few) so of course I was up for the challenge. I’ve submitted my poem, the artwork has been created and the project is about to launch. I’ve been paired with the talented Abigail Robertson, I have no clue what she will make of my words, but I can’t bloody wait, because everything I’ve seen of her’s is brilliant!
The exhibition runs from February 24 to April 5.
Please come along to the launch if you are in Ballarat:
The Lounge Gallery, Billy’s Bar, at the Mercure at 613 Main Rd, Ballarat, on Thursday February 27 at 6.30pm.
City of Ballarat’s deputy mayor, Cr Belinda Coates, opening the exhibition and Reuben Morgan, who composed a musical piece for Weathering the Future in 2018, has again written a bespoke theme piece and will perform it on the night.
Drink and nibbles supplied. No RSVP needed.
Spread the word, all welcome. There is a Facebook event for those who use facebook or just be like me and use a pen to write it in your paper diary. See you there, I’ll be the short red-head trying to lose her shit when I see the artwork!
Cannot wait to read your poetry and to see Abigail’s artwork. The two together will be exciting to see and hear.
See you there! I’ve got a poem in too. Can’t wait to read everyone’s interpretation of the theme and the awesome artworks created from our words.
See you there Megan, can’t wait to discuss your interpretation of Medea – I loved it!