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Crossing Streams exhibition opening and workshop series

Crossing Streams exhibition opening and workshop series

Crossing Streams @ the Narrandera Arts Centre
Sunday 15th - Sunday 29th October

Join us this Sunday 15th October from 1pm for the official opening of Crossing Streams at the Narrandera Arts and Community Centre. 

Crossing Streams, curated by Jason Richardson, is an exhibition of Haiku poetry and interpretations in sound, the theme is Narrandera. The exhibition is part of Western Riverina Arts' initiative Activating Narrandera Arts, a 2 year program of exhibitions designed for the Narrandera Arts and Community Centre. 

Haiku is a form of poetry that originated in Japan and is known for its format, often three lines of 5-7-5 syllables, reflecting on natural scenes. Earlier this year haiku were contributed, many by local writers, five of these were distributed to musicians by Naviar Records, who hold a weekly challenge to sonically interpret haiku poetry.

Curator Jason Richardson is a contributor to Naviar Records and orchestrated this online collaboration:
“Musicians from around the world wrote music based on poetry describing locations around Narrandera,” said Mr Richardson. “Recordings came from the United States, Canada, UK, France, Czech Republic, Australia and from Narrandera-based composer Fiona Caldarevic.”

The Crossing Streams exhibition will be complemented by the Slow Book Haiku textile exhibition, which is a collaboration between Kelly Leonard Weaving and Dr Greg Pritchard. “It will be interesting to see how the economy of short poems translates into other media,” said curator Jason Richardson.

The opening event including will include a performance of ’The River's Edge’ composed by Fiona Caldarevic being performed by Lizzie Walsh on viola and Mary Sutcliffe on piano. There will also be a workshop held during the opening held by Dr Greg Pritchard.

Two further workshops will be held throughout the exhibition:
Sunday 22 October, from 1pm, a writing workshop by Peita Vincent.
Sunday 29 October, from 1pm, a workshop with Kelly Leonard Weaving will close the exhibition. 
Bookings are not essential. Click here to be taken to the Facebook event

Crossing Streams and Slow Book Haiku will be open 11am – 4pm daily Sunday 15th - Sunday 29th October 2017. 

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