Following on from the successful Weathering the Future exhibition in Ballarat, I have a short story titled “Why?” published the They Are Us exhibition, another collaboration between Ballarat Words Out Loud and the Soldiers Hill Artist Collective (SHAC). Once again, the exhibition is curated by writers Jason Nahrung and Kirstyn McDermott, except this time it is a reversed ekphrastic process where the writers wrote their pieces first and the artists responded to the prose and poetry in a variety of media, including painting, photography, woodwork, weaving and sculpture.
My story, the “Why” was represented with artwork by artist Helmut Stenzel, who works in a diverse range of creative media, with a strong interest in typography and the process of traditional Letterpress printing.
If you’re going to be in Ballarat between February 24th and April 5th call in and have a look at the They Are Us ekphrastic exhibition being held in the Lounge Gallery at Billy’s Bar and Bistro, Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre, 613 Main Rd, Ballarat. Photo of Helmut with his artwork and my story courtesy of Jason Nahrung.