Monday, April 23, 2018

Moving Words at QAGOMA 14 April 2018 with the wonderful Jarad Bruinstroop, David Stavanger, Zenobia Frost, Theresa Creed, Nathan Shepherdson, Lionel Fogarty and Margie Cronin.  Our poems were signed by Melinda Busch from Deaf Services QLD. Writing and performing WITHOUT TITLE after Untitled Gordon Bennett 1991 has had an profound impact on me and I consider it to be a significant poem in my output. The commission for a longer work enabled me to think deeply about issues arising from colonialism in the painting that still affect Australia today and to engage with a number of senior Indigenous writers. Thanks to Queensland Poetry Festival, QAGOMA and the Commonwealth Games Festival for the commission.

you'll find a link to all the poems here