Monday, August 14, 2006

Poetry and Conflict

Sheryl Perrson, Paula McKay, Marcelle Freiman, Rob Kennedy, Margaret Bradstock, Louise Wakeling.

At the SH Ervin Gallery on Sunday the 13th of August, poets from DiVerse performed their specially written works for an appreciative audience in the Australian War Memorial travelling exhibition, Witness to war.

The paintings and photography of Witness to War captures conflicts and peace keeping actions that are portrayed in moments of meditation and action. This reflects the influence of conflict not only on members of the armed forces but also on the artists themselves and the many civilians who have been caught up in turmoil and devastation.

The works in Poetry and Conflict aim to extend those images through the experiences and understanding of poets.