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Obsessed: compelled to make

In collaboration with the ADC, Red Room Poetry is supporting poet Sarah Rice. Obsessed presents the work of 14 artists from across Australia, delving beyond the finished object, beyond the personality of the maker, into the fundamental conceptual framework of their creations. Sarah is also giving a talk and facilitating a workshop.

15 Feb Creative concepts: Interactive talk
CostFREE Book now

17 Feb Making meaning: A workshop
Cost$40+bf (total $45.97) Book now

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Australia-wide, check dates and venues

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Poetic Arts Projects

A Garden of Poems...

New Shoots has sprouted in the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria. The new poems have been 'planted' in the gardens, creating an installation of 'poetic pathways' which will remain indefinitely. You can visit the gardens with this map or read them online.

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Poetry Object

Winning Poetry Object poems announced!

Poetry Object 2017 has ignited the imaginations of 190 school communities across Australia and NZ. A whopping 3,412 students and teachers let us into the inner worlds of their special objects, flooding our little Red Room with wave after wave of inspiration. Each poem pulsed with the magic and memory of treasured objects, from tales of mystic portals and music-makers to treasures inherited and handmade. 

View the winning and highly commended poems