ACT Poetry Month Showcase

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2pm, Saturday 5 August 2023

James Fairfax Theatre, National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Pl E, Parkes, ACT, 2600

Cost: $5

Event type(s):
Performance, Online

Join some of the Australian Capital Territory’s finest poets and spoken word artists

Featuring Barrina South, Judith Nangala Crispin, Elfie Shiosaki, Andrew Moss, Shane Strange and Yleia Mariano to celebrate Poetry Month 2023.

Hosted by Andrew Cox, the showcase will include a performance by singer songwriter Alinta Barlow. Writer, critic and ACT Writers Festival Director, Beejay Silcox will also read her favourite Australian poem.

In partnership with the NGA we have commissioned poets Barrina South and Andrew Moss (pictured) to write ekphrastic poems in response to a work in the National Gallery collection. Barrina has selected Eugene von Guérard’s North-east view from the northern top of Mount Kosciusko and Andrew has chosen to respond to Fiona Foley’s HHH. Barrina and Andrew will debut these new works at this event.

Note: This event will be both live and live streamed (details via booking link; the live stream will be captioned).

Presented in partnership with the National Gallery of Australia

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