Poets Paint Words II

Ralph BALSON 'Abstract no. 10' 1956 oil on cardboard mounted on hardboard 85.1 x 109.2cm Newcastle Art Gallery collection Courtesy of the artist's estate
16 May - 5 July 2009

Australia's most celebrated poets have been commissioned to write a poem inspired by a painting in the Newcastle Region Art Gallery collection. This year's line up of poets includes Judith Bishop, Michael Brennan, Michael Farrell, Jane Gibian, Robert Gray, Ivy Ireland, Anthony Lawrence, Kate Lilley and Mark Tredinnick. Poets Paint Words II is curated by Peter Minter and Lisa Slade, in conjunction with the Sydney Writer's Festival. 

On May 22-23, a number of the poets featured in the 2009 Poets Paint Words exhibition will read their poems in the Gallery. For details, and a full program of events that the Gallery is running in conjunction with the Sydney Writer's Festival, visit the SWF homepage.

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Poets Paint Words II Education Resource


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