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Bellamys’ at Five is a Poems in the Waiting Room  “PoArtry” exhibition celebrating our fifth birthday and the 20th edition of our poetry cards.

Over the last five years 180 poets from all over the world have loaned us their poems to use in our cards. During the first week of February I approached 50 poets from New Zealand, the UK, and the US,  requesting permission to make their poems available again, this time for selection in our 2013 exhibition. I then invited 50 artists from around New Zealand to take part in the exhibition. Each interested artist chose one poem and is currently creating a work, in their chosen medium, in response to their poem.

All the art work will be offered for sale at our September exhibition. Poems in the Waiting Room will take a small commission on all sales and this will be put towards our printing costs for future PitWR cards.

So once again I’ll be documenting the ‘poArtry’ as it progresses, photographing previous works, chatting to the artists, peeking at kitchen tables, studios, and other workspaces. I’ll catch up with the poets, feature some of their previously published poems, take photos and give you an insight into a poet’s life!

The exhibition will open at 5pm on Sunday September 1 and run through to Sunday September 22.  We’ll be holding three events  – Bellamys’ at Five –  on Sunday September 8th, 15th and 22.

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FOUR POETS

Sunday 15th September from 1.30 -3.00pm

Kay McKenzie Cooke, Fiona Farrell, Emma Neale and Brian Turner will be reading at Bellamys Gallery with Sue Wootton as chair. 

Seats are limited so audience members are encouraged to book in advance to avoid disappointment. Please email waitingroompoems@gmail.com or leave a message on 03 4542054 – with name , number attending and contact details. Entry is free but a donation to PitWR would be appreciated.

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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, Ella Knapton, 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 audience members are encouraged to book in advance to avoid disappointment. Please email waitingroompoems@gmail.com or leave a message on 03 4542054 – with name , number attending and contact details. Entry is free but a donation to PitWR would be appreciated.

One further event is still being finalised …. Watch this space for information.

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