25 July 2013

'Poets and Painters: A Tribute to Dick Bett' opens at the Bett Gallery, 6pm Friday 2 August

'Poets and Painters: A Tribute to Dick Bett'
Bett Gallery, North Hobart
Opens 6pm on Friday 2 August.

The exhibition is a tribute to Dick Bett AM, who initiated and ran the Poets & Painters exhibitions as part of the Bett Gallery exhibition program for 25 years. The exhibitions united his love of the visual arts and poetry – they were "always very successful and positive events", writes Carol Bett.

Chris Wallace-Crabbe AM, Emeritus Professor in the Australian Centre at the University of Melbourne, will open the exhibition.

Poet/painter pairs featured:

Adrienne Eberhard & Sue Lovegrove
Alexander Okenyo & Heather B Swann
Andrew Harper & Julie Gough
Andrew Sant & Jane Burton
Anne Kellas & Pat Hall
Anne Morgan & Sally Rees
Arjun von Caemmerer & Tom Samek
Ben Walter & Richard Wastell
Cameron Hindrum & Philip Wolfhagen
Edith Speers & Ian Bonde
Gina Mercer & Barbie Kjar
Graeme Hetherington & David Keeling
James Charlton & Imants Tillers
Jane Williams & Pat Brassington
Jim Everett & Geoff Dyer
Karen Knight & Michael Schlitz
Katherine Lomer & Pat Grieve
Lindsay Pope (NZ) & Peter James Smith
Liz McQuilkin & Jonathan Kimberley
Louise Oxley & Troy Ruffels
Lyn Reeves & Helen Wright
Nancy Mauro-Flude & Joel Crosswell
Nick Whittock & Rob O’Connor
Pete Hay & Tom O’Hern
Raymond Arnold
Richard Flanagan & Kevin Perkins
Robyn Mathison & Irene Briant
Sarah Day & Stephanie Tabram
Sue Moss & Amber Koroluk-Stephenson
Susan Austin & Amanda Davies
Tim Thorne & Tim Burns

Accompanying the exhibition is an essay by Dr David Hansen, currently Senior Researcher at Sotherby's and a writer and curator of many significant exhibitions.

Proceedings will include readings by some of the featured poets. The exhibition art works and readings will spill over from the Bett Gallery into the North Hobart precinct.

Master of Ceremonies: Andrew Harper
Accompanying essay by Dr David Hansen
Exhibition continues to 23 August 2013

Friday 2 August from 6pm

Saturday 3 August from 3pm

6 July 2013

Aesthetica competition

Aesthetica Magazine's creative writing competition "offers both existing and aspiring writers the chance to showcase their work to a wider, international audience".

Now in its sixth year, the competition "celebrates and nurtures creative talent", inviting writers to submit imaginative and original work (in either the poetry or the short fiction category).

Prizes include £500 prize money, publication in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual and a selection of books from partner organisations.

Submissions previously published elsewhere are accepted and the deadline for entries is 31 August 2013. For more information, visit http://www.aestheticamagazine.com/creativewriting.

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