Saturday, June 04, 2005

Animal Vegetable Mineral: A Poetic Selection

DiVerse draw their inspiration for poetry through
the visual (Ekphrasis) and have written poetry for the Powerhouse Museum’s latest exhibition Animal, Vegetable and Mineral: The weird and wonderful world of the Powerhouse Museum 1880-1939 provides a visual feast for their talents. Everything from horse teeth to large scale models of silk worm cocoons is on display in a charming reminder to the Museum’s own past and the interests of the working person in the 19th century. Museum’s first curators organised the collections to convey the three kingdoms of nature in their relation to everyday life.

This event was part of the Sydney Writers Festival. Performed on 29.5.2005