Callout for Artists: Words in Art Exhibition

Words in art. Word Art. Poetry (haiga for eg.). Book art. Artist Books. Altered books. Words as power objects. How words are so integrated into our experience that they are almost visceral. How we make and order our world with them. ‘In the beginning was the word’. How we also limit our perceptions with words.

Our local art space (Adelaide Hills)  is calling out for artists for a Fringe show of words in art. So if you’re in South Australia (or elsewhere in Aus) please consider showing with them. I want some good company!

Years ago I wanted to do a painting, huge, white, with just the word ‘white’ in the centre, quite small. I didn’t. These days I use words quite often because my work has shifted from huge wall pieces to smaller more ephemeral pieces.

Following is a gallery of inspiration, mostly my work because I know the copyright status. There are so many other artists’ work I’d love to include.

Come join us Folk! There will also be poetry performances. Not finalised yet, but at least one slam and some other performances.

So many possibilities!

  h.ART  also called Hills Art is the group here is their Facebook page. for details and to express interest: h.art.advocates@gmail.comh-art-callout-words-exhibition

By the way, the feral cat piece in the gallery is in tribute to ‘For I will consider my Cat Jeoffry’ from Jubilate Agno by Christopher Smart.

 

Miró and Me (altered book)

Broughton--playing-with-Miro1 Broughton--playing-with-Miro3 Broughton--playing-with-Miro2Broughton--playing-with-Miro9Broughton--playing-with-Miro4   Broughton--playing-with-Miro7 Broughton--playing-with-Miro5 Broughton--playing-with-Miro8My latest fun. Destroying books. Not important or rare ones, of course. I’ve got a better Miró one and, let’s face it, important as books are, in these times there are so many that sometimes they are just so much junk. That’s my justification anyway. That second one down has to change more though. There is some legal precedent about many percent change is enough before you can call it your own work. More than this one, I reckon. The last one (‘Important Bits of Mademoiselle K’) is worth a closer look, I think. Click on it. . . .

THOP!

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Sunflowers  their heads too full  to follow the sun © Belinda Broughton
Sunflowers
their heads too full
to follow the sun
© Belinda Broughton
power failure  the children tell  ghost stories © Belinda Broughton
power failure
the children tell
ghost stories
© Belinda Broughton
in his sleep  guarding us the puppy © Belinda Broughton
in his sleep
guarding us
the puppy
© Belinda Broughton
now wider  than her whiskers  the pregnant cat © Belinda Broughton
now wider
than her whiskers
the pregnant cat
© Belinda Broughton
just the end  of her tail flicking  the cat in dolls' clothes © Belinda Broughton
just the end
of her tail flicking
the cat in dolls’ clothes
© Belinda Broughton
first month  second day  the laziness begins haiku by Issa  © Belinda Broughton
first month
second day
the laziness begins
     haiku by Issa
© Belinda Broughton
weeding the garden  again the scarecrow surprises  me  © Belinda Broughton
weeding the garden
again the scarecrow surprises
me
© Belinda Broughton