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All student poems

The School

In collaboration with Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, The Red Room Company ran a special series of workshops to introduce students to the poetic wonders of the everyday - from the magic in their dearest belongings to the stories behind prize-winning artworks. 

The Project

In an imaginative workshop led by Lilly Blue and Jess Santosa, students investigated the stories behind prominent artworks from the Blake Prize exhibition and recorded their discoveries through poetry. Students were guided in an in-depth tour of the artwork and challenged to trace the ties between the seen and the unseen.

Using a variety of writing exercises and prompts, students drew inspiration from their chosen artworks. 

Find more information about the Blake Prize here.   

Listen to Lilly Blue talk about poetry learning for young children here

The Poet

Lilly Blue

Lilly Blue is a visual artist and educator with a background in physical performance, installation and community arts. She has worked Internationally delivering arts residencies, professional development programs, creative commissions and& exhibitions, as well as designing arts programming for young audiences driven by a rigorous studio practice. Together with dancer Joanna Pollitt she is the Creative Director of BIG Kids Magazine.