in faint smells of jasmine cast off the beat of black butterfly wings
the ancestors’ whispered greetings travel oceans to call us Home
~ Joseph ‘Butch’ Schwarzkopf Jr. from 'you don't visit anymore'
We’ve teamed up with Wollongong City Council's new contemporary multicultural festival, Culture Mix, to celebrate Wollongong’s diverse community across art forms from around the world.
Red Room has commissioned four local poets to write an original poem themed to the Culture Mix Festival, and have their work responded to by Illawarra artists to form part of the Ethel Hayton Walkway Public Art Project. Take a stroll down the walkway under a canopy of community-decorated lanterns and enjoy art and poetry along the way from poets Nicole Smede, Joseph (Butch) Scharwzkopf Jr., Ali Whitelock and Lillian Rodrigues-Pang and artists David Cragg, Jes.R.R Alexander with Community Hub, Giulia Corradi, and Eric Kang.
There will also be a free Spoken Word Showcase at Wollongong Town Hall’s Music Lounge on Sat 21 October as part of the Culture Mix Festival program featuring Nicole Smede, Joseph (Butch) Scharwzkopf Jr., Ali Whiteloc, Lillian Rodrigues-Pang, Mohammad Awad, Lajos Hamers, Tegan Leigh and hosted by Kween G.
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