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Unruly Narrative

Storytelling in art: poetic responses

OPEN 24 APR - 14 June 2019
Mon-Fri, 9.00AM – 5.00PM
(closed 19-23 April – Easter, and 25 April – ANZAC Day)

Public Programme: Wednesday 8 May 1:10-2pm – Pop Arts poetry reading during Cultural Hour
Artists: Aisha Roberts
Alex McLeod
Chris Morley
Cynthia Taylor
Gwen Wanigasekera
Jasmine Middlebrook
John Walsh
Joan Fear
Judy Millar
Loui Morrell
Michael Tuffery
Peter Wichman
Yuki Kihara

Poets: Aimee-Jane Anderson-O'Connor

Dadon Rowell
essa may ranapiri
Jeanie Richards
Loren Thomas
Mark Houlahan
Mark Prisco
Melody Wilkinson
Mere Taito
Rachael Elliott
Tracey Slaughter

Selected from the University of Waikato Art Collection, this exhibition shares artworks chosen for their
narrative quality, or contrarily lack thereof. A group of poets from Mayhem, the University of Waikato
literary journal, were then invited to compose ekphrastic poetry 1 responses to the works. The creation of
these poems give voice to new potential narratives, unique interpretations or poetic extensions of the
story told or hidden within each artwork. They transport the visual language of fine art into the
written/verbal format of poetry.