Sunday, March 19, 2006

Kindred Spirits

The Kindred Spirits of Margaret Olley and Donald Friend have created many images of a contrasting but highly colourful nature that has seen their works become especially distinctive in the art world.

Their long rich lives have inspired the poets of DiVerse to create poetry from their art that offers another voice into their works. This response or transcription as some see it, to the paintings of Olley & Friend lets you into the extended possibilities of a visual artwork through the eyes, ears and heart of a poet.

All poems in Kindred Spirits were performed by the poets of DiVerse in a special event, marking the final public performance of the Margaret Olley & Donald Friend exhibition at the SH Ervin gallery in Sydney, March 19, 2006.