8th-31st October, Exhibition Cube, Ground Floor, City Library
Antarctic Poetry Exhibition
Join us for the launch of this special exhibition featuring work by twelve international poets, photographs, and photography of the poems taken in Antarctica by Blake Antarctic Ambassador Harry Seagar. The exhibition is curated by Laetitia Laubscher.
Finalists were judged and chosen by critically acclaimed New Zealand poet Bernadette Hall and expert in Antarctic literature, Dr Elizabeth Leane. The exhibition hopes to use poetry as a way to help people connect with climate science in an emotive way and give communities a deeper sense of connection with the Antarctic.
Professor Pat Langhorne will speak at the opening event about Antarctic Science, with poetry readings by Claire Beynon, Victor Billot, Jilly O'Brien and Kirstie McKinnon.
Poets: Xiaole Zhan, NZ | Jilly O’Brien, NZ | Jenny Powell, NZ | Ruby Solly, NZ |Rachael Mead, AUSTRALIA | Michael Leach, AUSTRALIA | Victor Billot, NZ | Steve Smart, SCOTLAND | Piet Nieuwland, NZ | Claire Beynon, NZ | Eric Elshtain, USA | Kirstie McKinnon, NZ
Tuesday 8th October, 6pm (light refreshments served at 5.30pm)
Ground Floor Exhibition Space, Dunedin City Library
The exhibition runs from 8-31 October 2019
(View Harry Seagar’s excellent podcast series Antarctica Unfrozen for a series of interviews on all things Antarctica)