Category Archives: Poetry

Finishing on a high

The final PoARTry@Olveston event was the Questions and Artists session chaired by Janet de Wagt. Take a look at the pensive, thoughtful looks on faces and you’ll realise Janet posed some interesting questions. They were ably answered by the panel … Continue reading

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The end of my Olveston experience

Tomorrow marks the end of PoARTry @ Olveston and my Olveston residency. It’s been a wonderful experience for me. This was the first time I’ve written a collection of poems on one subject and also the first time I’ve ever … Continue reading

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The exhibition is almost over

Only two more days until the PoARTry @ Olveston exhibition finishes so if you haven’t visited yet get yourself along to the Drying Room Gallery (in the basement of Olveston) between 10 and 4 tomorrow or Sunday.       … Continue reading

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I want to dance

This circular urn  was the inspiration for my Olveston residency. On March 19 Barry and I attended a performance in Olveston’s Great Hall by the internationally renowned Slovak Cellist, Jozef Lupták. During his 60 minute recital I noticed the urn … Continue reading

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Another sampling

It was very quiet in the Gallery today – I think I had more visits from Olveston staff than the public. I’ve always got writing to work on and with Anthony Ritchie’s Expressions playing  in the background I was very … Continue reading

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Filming at Olveston

Kellie Post and Tohora Te Maiharoa are Film and Television students from Aoraki Polytechnic. Their latest assignment is to produce a news story from around Dunedin and Kellie chose the opening of the PoARTry exhibition. Tohora came along to help … Continue reading

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Artists responding to poems

Janie Porter created two artworks in response to my poem The Four Seasons. Both attracted a lot of attention but in the end they could only be sold once and they’ve both been claimed. They’re going to the same home … Continue reading

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Not a poetry reading but a performance

 This afternoon’s advertised poetry reading at Olveston was very misleading. The poems weren’t read, they were performed. And it was a performance of the highest standard with  Louise Petherbridge, John Watson, Joan MacDonald and Jocelyn Harris  delighting the audience with … Continue reading

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A sampling from the Gallery

Dunedin artist Kiri Mitchell’s wonderful response to my poem Dutch Girl knitting a sock which was my response to the Olveston painting Dutch Girl by Jenny Wimperis.             Dutch girl knitting a sock Our mother never wore … Continue reading

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A snowy day at the Drying Room Gallery

 I turned up at the Gallery this morning in layers and layers of clothing and my snow boots. They were the first item to be discarded and left to dry in the Drying Room Gallery, of course. It was quiet … Continue reading

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