Concrete Poetry Now! - City Library 3-28 Mar 2014

Concrete Poetry Now!

Gallery and Degraves at City Library
253 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Monday 3 March to Friday 28 March

Opening night and sound poetry soirée: Thursday 20 March, 5.30pm to 7.30pm

Concrete poetry artists:
Peter Murphy, Sjaak de Jong, Alex Selenitsch, Albert Rotstein, Craig Harrison, Eddy Burger, Mimmo Cozzolino, Peter Sullivan, Abraham Dunovits, Ashley J Higgs, Ashlley Morgan-Shae, Peter Anderson, Jaap Blonk and Jörg Piringer
Sound poets:
UQ(Anna Fern and Sjaak de Jong), Peter Murphy, Eddy Burger, Ashley J Higgs with Forbes Hawkins (piano) and Abraham Dunovits (strings), Abraham Dunovits (solo), Penny Black and Lloyd Jones

A Melbourne-centric exhibition of living Australian concrete poets, veteran and new practitioners, with traditional and contemporary approaches to concrete, sound and action poetry. Using various 2D art mediums, Concrete Poetry Now! curated by Ashley J Higgs with assistance from renowned soundpoet Peter Murphy and sound poetry producer Sjaak de Jong, will also incorporate sound poetry on opening night, transforming graphics and text from the page and realtime improv from sound-scores. Overseas contributions will also be displayed.

Projections and Plasma Screen @ City Library
Mostly Melbourne Concrete Poetry compiled by Sjaak de Jong
Projection artists:
Richard Tipping (Sydney)
Sjaak de JongPeter SullivanPeter MurphyJelle Meander (Belgium)Albert RosteinEddy BurgerCornelis Vleeskens (NSW)Helen White (Belgium)
Plasma Screen (Library Lower Level)
Concrete photos series by Ashley J Higgs

Display Cabinets: concrete poetry memorabilia from Peter Murphy’s collection, and original pieces by Ashley J Higgs, Albert Rotstein and Peter Anderson

(forwarded from Ashley Higgs)