Part of Outside-in / Inside-out Festival. To celebrate the exhibition 'Design & the Concrete Poem', a ‘finissage’ event will be held in the Gallery on Thursday 6th October. A final chance to see the exhibition and hear the curator Bronaċ Ferran discuss it. Complimentary drinks.
DESIGN AND THE CONCRETE POEM will bring together material by some of the leading Concrete, Sound and Visual Poetry pioneers in the UK – including works by Stephen Bann, Thomas A. Clark, Bob Cobbing, Ian Hamilton Finlay, John Furnival, Lily Greenham, dom Sylvester Houédard, Hansjörg Mayer, Edwin Morgan, Liliane Lijn and Edward Wright. With special access to the collections of Bob Cobbing and Hansjörg Mayer, Ferran has been able to bring together rarely seen poetry catalogues and posters from the ‘Sixties as well as related materials from the parallel field of experimental typography. This exhibition has been specially conceived and curated for the OI IO festival.
Image: Hansjörg Mayer, o i l (1965)