The exhibition is now hung and ready to see in Rochester Library. All in all it’s a fantastic body of work – and shows a myriad ways of interpreting the written text.
We have photos, paintings, pencil sketches, sculptures, 3D pieces, and a few things that defy categorisation!
The artists responded to an anonymous text – so that any preconceptions they might have had about the writer were removed. They collaborations are revealed at the exhibition.
The full list of writers and artists – no particular order is as follows: Nigel Adams, Clair Meyrick, Ira Lightman, Deke Dobson, Frater XII Irrumabo, Bethany Pope, Tara Moyle, Chris Page, Roy Smith, Sarah Jenkin, Maria McCarthy, Thomas Kelly, Bill Lewis, Maggie Drury, Barry Fentiman-Hall, Sam Fentiman-Hall, Dylan Oscar Rowe, Anne-Marie Jordan, Philip Kane, Sarah Hehir, Malek Montag, Richard Squarecube, Riven Gray, Marilyn Simpson, Bill Gooch, Dianne Reeves, David Wise, Lesley Ellen Cooperwaite, Heather Haythornthwaite, Jen Cross, Nikki Price, Victoria Wainwright, Cassandra Nye, Abigail Ziering, Mark Holihan, Stef Rowe. (Bios can be found here.)
You can hear a lot of the writers reading the texts which inspired the artwork on Thursday 2 October from 7pm, at Rochester Library. Free to attend, but booking essential. Telephone 01634 337799.
The exhibition was initially inspired by the ‘Mad, bad and dangerous to know’ theme for this year’s Rochester Litfest – going on now!
An assemblance of judicious heretics
at Rochester Library, Rochester, Kent to 25 October. Normal library opening hours.