"The Art of Poetry"

Thursday 23 April - Sunday 31 May 2015

An exciting exhibition of selected work inspired by poetry in a wide range of mediums and styles.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a book with selected art and poems from the show - available from the gallery and on the web shop.

On Thursday 23rd April from 6.30pm – 9pm, to coincide with World Book Night (and Shakespeare’s birthday), we would be delighted if you could join us to meet some of the exhibiting artists, with readings from the poems that inspired their work.

Below is just a small selection of the work that will be on show during this exhibition.

"Good Night" by Naomi Brangwyn

Glass & metal. Inspired by a peom by Percy Bysshe Shelley.

See a selection of work for sale by Naomi Brangwyn on our online shop.

"Leaves and Drops" by Flora McLachlan

Inspired by two ancient Japenese Haiku verses :

"Dew evaporates and all our world is dew…so dear, so fresh, so fleeting" -Issa
"In these dark waters drawn up from my frozen well… glittering of spring" -Ringai "

See a selection of Flora McLachlan's work currently for sale on our online shop.

"Spirit of Gaia" by Kim Major-George

A beautiful hand-produced collagraph by Kim Major-George.

Part of a collection of a collaborative project with poet, Steve Thorp. The exhibition features eight pieces by Kim.

See a selection of Kim Major-George's work for sale in our online shop.

Poetry Tiles by Iris Milward

The exhibition includes some of Iris Milward's gorgeous ceramic tiles featuring extracts from some of her favourite poetry and quotes. Iris has now retired from making these gorgeous tiles, so this us a last chance to purchase them.

See a selection of work currently for sale by Iris Milward in our online shop.
"Byron" by Jazmin Velasco

A hand-produced engraving by Jazmin Velasco inspired by "So We'll Go No More a Roving" by Lord Byron.

"Though the night was made for loving,
And the day returns too soon,
Yet we'll go no more a roving
By the light of the moon."

See a selection of work currently for sale by Jazmin Velasco on our Online Shop.

Please join us at the gallery on April 23rd for an evening of poetry readings.

See details of our full 2015 programme HERE.

Obsidian Art, Layby Farm, Old Risborough Road,
Stoke Mandeville, Bucks, HP22 5XJ.
Telephone: 01296 612150    email: info@obsidianart.co.uk

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