The world premiere screening event for the 'Poetry + Video' project happened on 4 May 2019, at The Garden Gallery in Murwillumbah, Australia. The screening included 25 films from around the world, as well as live performances by Australian poets, Matt Hetherington and Bronwen Manger.
This video cuts together excerpts of the event in a dynamic stream, to create a vivid impression of the nature of video poetry, the outstanding quality of the artists in the show, the entertaining and humorous mood of the evening, and the highly receptive audience.
Gallery Director: Karen Dawson
Curator: Marie Craven
Performance poets: Matt Hetherington, Bronwen Manger
Technician: Nigel Wells
Camera: Nigel Wells
Editing: Marie Craven
Still Image: Maria Vella
For full details of the video poems and their creators, visit the project website:
The program will be touring internationally into 2020, and can be sent by USB stick almost anywhere in the world. For information about screening the program in your area, visit the website.