They Are Us 2020

Following the success of the Weathering the Future exhibition in 2018, Words Out Loud has again collaborated with Soldiers Hill Artist Collective on an ekphrastic exhibition.

This time, however, the writers are going first.

Twenty writers from the Central Highlands of Victoria have been tapped to write pieces of poetry and flash fiction on the theme of “They Are Us”. These written works will then be responded to in visual media by the SHAC artists.

The writers have filed their works and been paired with artists (see below).

The exhibition will run at the Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre from 23 February to 5 April 2020.

The contributors are:

artist – writer
David O’Callaghan – Troy Platt
Cliff Adeney – Scott Woodard
Lynne Makings – Megan Riedl
Ken Makings – Jessica L. Wilkinson
Judith Bryce – Jean Flynn
Helmut Stenzel – Steven Paulsen
Rosie King – Brooke Vogt
Abi Robertson – Melissa Watts
Elaine Wheildon – Craig Coulson
Wendy Whitford – David Mellows
Christine Nordenadler – Gavin McGrath
Neale Thompson – Jason Nahrung
Kate Cullinan – Fraser Mackay
Brendon Cooper – Rhonda Poholke
Jannine Bennett – Stacy Livitsanis
Wendy Whitford – Rachel O’Neill
Ian Kemp – Rebecca Fletcher
Aldona Kmiec – Zoe Werner
Maria Cook – Jen White
Sandra Riddell – Kirstyn McDermott

The draw matching artists with the written work.