Thursday, July 5, 2012

CHRIS DENNIS is inspired by poetry

Korero is a collaborative exhibition illustrating a fusion between visual art and poetry. 18 artists from various disciplines, select from 18 carefully chosen poems on the theme of conversation, to use as inspiration for their artwork.

This exhibition at 
Uxbridge Creative Centre, 35 Uxbridge Rd. Aucklandis in memory of local poet Bernard Gadd. His son, David Gadd  will present an award to what he considers to be the best piece of art.

Join us on opening night, 12 July from 6.30pm for a mulled wine and a vibrant and energetic evening of visual art and poetry readings. 

The show will run from 13 July - 2 August. 

Exhibition featuring artworks by Brendon Sellar, Chris Dennis, Clinton Phlips, Dom Morrison, Emily Pauling, Emma Topping, Ingrid Anderson, Jana Wood, Kate Sellar, Kirsten Pleitner, Kirsty Black, Lisa Benson, Mark Russell, Matt Moriarty, Nicola Wright, Ramon Robertson, Shona Tawhiao, Sue Dick and Wayne Trow.

Vessel. (after Boats by Peter Bland) Chris Dennis 2012
 As is often the case, it was a chance meeting with curator, Melissa Elliott that lead to the invitation to participate in this exhibition. There was some initial disappointment when I found out that the first poem to speak to me had already been claimed. Now, Boats by Peter Blandseems like such an obvious poem for me to respond to. I can't see why it didn't jump out at me immediately. 

Unlike some of the other artists, I have not been in contact with the author of my poem, so it will be interesting to talk to Peter if he attends the show.
Vessel (detail). Chris Dennis 2012.
Vessel (detail). Chris Dennis 2012.
In deference to his copyright, I won't reproduce Peter's poem here (Maybe if he gives his permission, I'll put it up later). In the mean time you can read about him here ( wikipedia ) and find him in libraries and bookstores around the world

Tuesday, July 3, 2012


 Ever wondered how Giacometti liked his coffee?
Or about the thoughts of a Western Black Rhino?

Join Coup as we uncover our Ghosts.

 Friday, July 13, 7pm.