‘Journeys’ – Saturday March 10th to Thursday 22nd
An exhibition of new Art and Poetry to celebrate Teignmouth Poetry Festival 2018
Local artists and poets have been collaborating for many months to produce a scintillating range of new work around the theme of ‘Journeys’. The exhibition – including 40 new artworks and over 50 new poems – is curated by poet and former art teacher Graham Burchell.
Graham says, “It’s been fascinating to watch this body of work developing. Writers have taken inspiration direct from the artwork, while painters and sculptors have been influenced by the new writing which has emerged. The ‘Journeys’ theme has brought a dozen different interpretations: the places people have journeyed to, the roads they’ve taken, spiritual, seasonal and nature-based journeys by both night and day. There are political slants and even journeys into the cosmos.”
Graham is confident the visual art will have it’s own immediate impact on visitors. But as an extra treat for this year’s event, eight prominent poets from all over the UK have donated their own ‘Journey’ poems. He adds, “Taking time to read the poetry which accompanies it is certain to deepen the experience of a visit. When all this comes together in the gallery space, it will be our best exhibition yet!”
‘Journeys’, part of Teignmouth Poetry Festival Fringe, opens on Saturday 10th March. Entry is free, and the TAAG gallery is open from 10am – 5pm, seven days a week. Information about the opening night party will follow.
Full details of the Poetry Festival, which is supported by National Lottery funding through Arts Council England, are available via this link http://www.poetryteignmouth.com/festival-2018.html
Tickets for all Festival events are available from the Teignmouth Pavilions box office.
Firebreak Road - Jacqui Thomson Walkabout - Avenda Burnell-Walsh
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