Workshop description: Designed for senior school students, this workshop will explore the ways art and writing can intertwine, inform each other, and allow each to speak more deeply to an audience. With a particular focus on ekphrasis poetry and the art of the allusion, attendees will work on responding to the artworks of Ken Done and Rosie Deacon, now on display in the gallery. Writers of all abilities welcome, especially those with an interest in art and the way we also paint or shape with language.
About the artist: Peter Ramm is a poet and teacher who writes on the Gundungurra lands of the NSW Southern Highlands. His debut poetry collection Waterlines is out now with Vagabond Press. In 2022 he won the prestigious Manchester Poetry Prize. His poems have also won the Harri Jones Memorial Award, The South Coast Writers Centre Poetry Award, The Red Room Poetry Object, and have been shortlisted in the Bridport, ACU, Blake, Newcastle, Tom Collins, and KSP National Poetry Prizes. He has been published in Westerly, Cordite, Plumwood Mountain, The Rialto, Eureka Street, and more. Peter has been awarded writers residencies with the Westwords Daffodil Cottage and with the SCWC Wollongong Botanic Garden Writers in Residence Program.