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The Gentle Art of Poetry Workshops

Date: 20 January, 2024 - 25 February, 2024
Time: 12:30am - 04:30pm
Cost: $40 AUD + BF


46 Burelli St
Wollongong, New South Wales, 2500

The Gentle Art of Poetry - two workshops, $40 each

20 January, 12:30 - 2:30pm
Poetry Award 2023 winner Meredith Wattison leads a poetry workshop responding to the art of Ian Gentle. This workshop is a welcoming inclusive space which aims to inspire and motivate participants to write new work. Participants will read and discuss examples of poetry that responds to both art and artist as a springboard for developing their own work. This workshop will include a 30-minute exhibition tour led by gallery staff.
- Gallery Volunteer-Led Ian Gentle Exhibitions Tour 12:30 - 1:00
- Workshop 1:00 - 2:30

25 February, 2:00-4:00pm
Award-winning local writer (of poetry & stories) Kathleen Bleakley will lead a poetry workshop connected to both the retrospective exhibition of artist Ian Gentle and the responses to his work by other artists. After a 30-minute exhibition tour led by gallery staff, Kathleen will lead participants through a range of exercises to spark their creative riposte.
- Gallery Volunteer-Led Gentle Exhibition Tour 2:00 - 2:30
- Workshop 2:30 - 4:00

Left: Ian Gentle, 1945–2009, Dagg in Duckboat, 1997, eucalypt wood, 207.0 x 237.0 x 3.0 cm, Collection Wollongong Art Gallery, Gift of the artist, 1997. Photograph Bernie Fischer.

Right: Ian Gentle, 1945–2009, Dancing Turtle, 1988, wood (eucalypt), 126.5 x 107.3 x 25.0 cm. Collection Wollongong Art Gallery. Photograph Bernie Fischer.