Op shops and kites

AnneBannockYesterday I featured Lynn Taylor’s response to Barbara Strang’s haiku, on a diet. The collage above is Anne Bannock’s response to Barbara’s poem, Op Shop Fever. It is the most wonderful poem. If you’ve read John Masefield’s Sea Fever then you’ll recognise Barbara’s source of inspiration.  Anne has captured the very essence of an Op Shop. Anne sent me the above photo before it was framed – good thinking on Anne’s part as once framed there’s always a slight problem capturing the photo without my reflection sneaking into the shot! A framed view taken from an angle to avoid reflections so it looks somewhat skewiff but I assure you the framing is perfect!


Claridge, Beverly001

Beverly Claridge created this delicious mixed media artwork after reading Gary McCormick’s poem, Daughter.

And after framing, it looks like this.


After months of preparation for our Bellamys at Five exhibition, it will all be over in five days. But we’re finishing with a flourish.  Do come along to Questions and Artists for a very informal afternoon with Janet de Wagt chatting to some of the artists represented in the exhibition.

Poems in the Waiting Room presents

Questions and Artists

Sunday 22nd September from 1.30 -3.00pm

Bellamys Gallery, Macandrew Bay, Dunedin.

Pauline Bellamy, Claire Beynon, Laura Gregory, Peter Gregory, Kate Fitzharris, Cathy Shemansky and Lew Walsh will be chatting to Janet de Wagt about their exhibition work, the poem they chose to interpret and more……..

Seats are limited so please book in advance to avoid disappointment. Email: waitingroompoems@gmail.com or leave a message on 03 4542054 with name, number attending and contact details. Entry by koha/donation to Poems in the Waiting Room.

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