SOLACE, art and poetry exhibition

I've been working on something really special. Not long after meeting visual artist Donna Gordge, I discovered that we were making work in response to similar themes - grief and the loss of a parent. I suggested we exchange some work, and create new work out of that exchange. The outcome is SOLACE, an exhibition of art and poetry that opens at Mrs Harris Shop at 6pm on Saturday 18 February . SOLACE is a free Adelaide Fringe event.

Mrs Harris Shop is a suburban single room gallery that, yes, used to be a shop before supermarkets became the place we went to buy our groceries and these little shops disappeared. It's a beautiful, light-filled space.

Donna's work is on display (including a canopy made out of teabags!), and my seven poems are exhibited alongside. I copied out the poems using a fountain pen on rice paper and I'll be doing some free readings over the duration of the exhibition.

Recently I was interviewed by Vision Australia for their new series on emerging writers and I talk a little more about the exhibition in that interview, which will be broadcast at 4pm on Saturday 18 Feb (Part I) and 4pm on Saturday 25 Feb (Part 2). Tune in to Radio 1197AM or online at Vision Australia's Listen Live Page.


             What you Need to Know About SOLACE:

Opening Event: 6pm Saturday 18 February

Exhibition Open: from 18 Feb - 12 March

Gallery Hours: 11am - 3pm Saturdays and Sundays,

Night Shift: 7-9pm Thursday 2 March

Poetry Readings: 11.30am on 19, 26 February, 5 March; & 7.30pm 2 March

Share a one-on-one participatory experience with Donna and contribute to an ongoing artwork. Book through Eventbrite.

art by Donna Gordge
art by Donna Gordge