Finding Our Words
20 JUNE – 20 SEPTEMBER 2019
Words hold power. Conveying meaning and creating connection, they offer a means of articulating our inner experience and processing our world. Yet words are not absolute, beneath them lies a myriad of alternative spaces where we can explore new possibilities of expression. The poets and artists featured in Finding Our Words traverse this space, challenging the endlessly malleable nature of language. Poetry, prose and spoken word pieces are curated with visual arts in unexpected ways, evoking emotion and expanding our understanding and perspectives around mental health issues. Themes of trauma, grief, stigma and belonging are explored.
The exhibition includes painting on canvas, watercolour, drawing, ceramic, poetry, video, audio and an immersive projection room.There will be examples of acrostic and ekphrastic poetry. One unique aspect of the exhibition is the Poetry Forest, an interactive and suspended installation in one section of the gallery space where visitors can contribute to a community poem.
Finding Our Words features works from the Cunningham Dax Collection.