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Bangarra Mezzanine

May 20th 2004

Established poets such as David Malouf, Jordie Albiston and John Clarke joined nibs with songwriter Mia Dyson, Melbourne poet Lucy Holt, and ten year-old balladeer Annaliese Porter. 

The exhibition was launched in a sonic landscape, with satirical room notes by Johanna Featherstone and original portraits by Tonee Messiah.

Tonee's series of Poet Portraits were sponsored by the NAVA Visual and Craft Artists' Grant, and managed by NAVA with financial assistance from the Visual Arts/ Craft Board of the Australia Council, the Simpson-Michel Foundation and Pat Corrigan.

View the handwritten poems featured in Fingerprints!

John Clarke, "The Hunting of the Snirk"

Miss Jessi, "George Street" and "Girl in the Red Shirt"

Dimitris Tsaloumas, "Stoneland Harvest"

Annaliese Porter, "Wolf"

Lucy Holt, "Noon Swim"

Jordie Albiston, "Things To Do (Heart)"

Luke Davies, "Totem"

Mia Dyson, "Roll On"

David Malouf, "Bicycle"

Michael Brennan, "Godzilla high", "The hungers", "Three days here"