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The Conversation

Joondalup Art Gallery exhibition

The Peter Cowan Writers Centre collaborated with the Joondalup Arts Gallery to run a competition for writers to showcase their writing.    Artists used selected pieces to inspire their art work.   The writers provided short stories, poems or lyrics which the artists then interpreted as visual pieces. Curator Val Shaw said the concept started with her personal interest in the relationship between word and image.

“Artworks and written material were all produced on A3 paper, and were installed in a formal side by side, open book configuration. The unframed arrangement lent itself to an open book, page by page format, yet the size restriction and regular install gave the exhibition a more formal appearance. I hope that this exhibition will initiate a conversation on the unique relationship between word and image and on the possibilities on a community level of combining different areas of the arts.”




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