The summer has well and truly started – though the weather has yet to get the message – which means that our fantastic events programme is underway!
Friday 17th of June was the Live Poetry Evening. This event showcased poetry that had been produced at our Looking Beyond poetry workshop the week before. We would like to extend a huge thanks to all of the poets who took part in the workshop and in the poetry evening. The poetic responses that the participants produced were wonderfully poignant, and made me think much deeper about the way that visual art is viewed and interpreted. Art does not end with the image, but continues to grow in the imaginations and sparks of inspiration in each individual viewer. This poetry made me think differently about pieces of art in the exhibition that I had seen so often, and yet always the same. It is exciting to discover new perspectives in a familiar environment!
These poems were used as inspiration for the zine-making workshop that was held on Friday 24th of June. The zines produced are to be displayed in the exhibition space – so make sure you head over to the exhibition to read the poems for yourself displayed in beautiful handmade zines.
The Looking Beyond events programme is running throughout July, so be sure to check out the Events page for more information!