Art Word Place

Posted: 24 February 2020

Art Word Place focuses on the interplay between text and image. Writers from the Arts North West region have been commissioned to create a short poem based on their home landscape. Selected artists have then drawn on this composition as the basis and inspiration of a new work capturing the identity and sense of place of the New England North West. There are recurring themes – of rivers, plains and sky, of drought, of adversity but also of optimism.

Artists: Gabi Briggs, Leah Bullen, Peter Champion, Jan Clark, Sharon Gilmour, Michelle Hungerford, Nancy Hunt, Paula Jenkins, Maree Kelly, Rowen Matthews, Liz Munro, Angus Nivison, Fay Porter, Liz Powell, Max Powell, Liz Priestley, David Waugh, Jo White

Writers: Nicole Alexander, Anne Bell, Michael Burge, Esther Gardiner, John Heffernan, Lizzie Horne, Heather Kerridge, Peter Langston, Yvonne Ledingham, Yve Louis, Sophie Masson, Lucy Munro, Bronwyn Parry, Helena Pastor, Virginia Tapscott, Michael Thorley, Nate Weatherall, Suzie Wicks

Art Word Place was shown at Tamworth Regional Gallery in November 2019, and will travel to other cities during 2020-2021, including the Regional Australia Institute in Canberra from March 9- June 9 2020.