What Are You Looking For? An Ekphrastic Interactive Exhibition

What are you looking for? An interactive exhibition.Last year I put together an interactive poetry exhibition at National Museum Cardiff, and loads of people took part, writing poems and other texts in response to the artwork and other people’s poems, drawings and comments. Since then, as part of my PhD, I’ve been writing my own poems in response – an ekphrastic response to ekphrastic response… and some of my poems have morphed from text into 3D objects!   

Two of these meta-ekphrastic poetry-objects are now on display, alongside one of my poems, in a new interactive exhibition at West Wall Gallery, Urban Crofters. The space is open as a cafe – Monday to Friday 9am to 2.30pm. You can just take a look, while sipping your coffee, or you can respond to the images, poems and the question What are you looking for? by writing something yourself on the gallery wall.

The exhibition runs until the end of November.

You can find the building on Crofts Street, in Roath: CF24 3DZ. There is also a wheelchair accessible entrance on Snipe Street.

I am very grateful to have received funding from the South West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership (SWWDTP) to produce this work, and to create certain elements of the display.

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