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A celebration of word and image that presents ten pairs of internationally acclaimed poets and artists working in dialogue with each other.

A Fine Day for Seeing takes its title from the New York School poet and curator Frank O’Hara, who bridged literary and artistic worlds in the late 50s.

In this spirit of collaboration between word and image, the exhibition at Southwark Park Galleries presents ten pairs of internationally acclaimed poets and artists who have been invited to work in dialogue with each other. Each artist is represented by a single piece, and the accompanying poems will be available through performances, discussions, recordings and a publication.

Some of the participating poets will also be offering writing workshops hosted by the Poetry School. The show is curated by Tamar Yoseloff, a poet with a strong engagement with visual art, and Paul Carey-Kent, an art writer with a long-standing interest in poetry.

Poet / Artist
Khairani Barokka / Michelle Williams Gamaker
Leo Boix / Jessica Sarah Rinland
Annie Freud / May Cornet
Martha Kapos / Mali Morris
Roy McFarlane / Hew Locke
Maitreybandhu / Basil Beattie
Julian Stannard / Juliette Marhieux Bartoli
Harriet Tarlo / Judith Tucker
Jane Yeh / Virginia Verran
Tamar Yoseloff / Alison Gill

A Fine Day for Seeing has been made possible with thanks to the generous support of Arts Council England.

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