Bond University is running the Poetry Gallery as a visual exhibition of poems by local writers. It will explore the creativity of poetry while evoking community appreciation for this artform that gets little traction in mainstream media.
But there’s more to this project than meets the eye, because writers whose work is accepted into the Poetry Gallery will be invited to an exclusive masterclass with acclaimed poet Pascalle Burton (pictured in feature image) and David “Ghostboy” Stavanger.
Pascalle’s work is usually founded in cultural theory and conceptual art and the list of projects she’s been involved in is massive, with performance of her poetry taking place both locally and overseas. Pascalle’s critically acclaimed film Poems by Telephone won the Queensland Poetry Festival’s 2013 Filmmakers Challenge. David Stavanger is co-Director of the Queensland Poetry Festival and in 2013 he won the Thomas Shapcott Poetry Award.
The master class with Pascalle will focus on developing poetic voice, experimental poetry and creating work for performance. David Stavanger will cover poetry reading, getting published and putting a manuscript together.
The Poetry Gallery is open to anyone and poems must be submitted online at bond.edu.au/poetrygallery. Entries close Sunday 1 March.
The physical exhibition takes place on Sunday 15 March from 2.00pm at the ADCO Amphitheatre at Bond University. It’s an exciting cultural addition to the Live at Bond concert featuring Christine Anu and presented as part of Bleach*.
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Poetry Gallery at Bond University | Sunday 15 March
2.00pm | ADCO Amphitheatre