Haiku in Lobethal 5th March 2017

“Words” Seeing, Listening, Feeling

report by Curator Anne Griffiths

As part of our Adelaide Fringe exhibition incorporating the visual arts, spoken word and performance art, members of Haiku Bindii were invited to feature in a special Haiku Day on Sunday March 5th.

The exhibition has invited artists to respond to text either of their own or in collaboration with poets and writers. This has eventuated in over 100 pieces of art being displayed in the Old Onkaparinga Woollen Mill in Lobethal. The exhibition will run from 11am- 4pm Saturdays and Sundays until March 19th. Each Sunday during the exhibition a spoken word event has been planned.

 We happily started our Haiku immersion with a workshop by Julia Wakefield which was well attended and gave great insight into some of the subtleties of the Haiku genre. Julia spoke of the juxtaposition of elements to evoke the senses and encourage contemplation in the reader. Time went very quickly and we were fortunate that some participants left poems for our Haiku wall which was also contributed to by local primary school students.

Julia’s workshop was followed by readings from Maeve Archibald, Jill Gower, Lynette Arden and Belinda Broughton. All of these poets brought their own unique style to the readings and transfixed the audience. Each seemed to touch a certain mood and feeling through their poetry and thoughtful journeys.

The afternoon was rounded off with an a Cappella performance by “Eclectica” Maria Vouis, Nigel Casson and Julia Wakefield who filled the gallery space with their wonderful sounds. Please visit our h.ART website to see footage of this performance and updated photos of the exhibition. https://hillsart.com.au/fringe-2017/

 Anne Griffiths

Curator “Words” seeing, listening, feeling.

h.ART – arts advocates at Lobethal Woollen Mill