Colliers Wood TQ275705 acrylic and oil on canvas 2014

Laura Oldfield Ford Colliers Wood TQ275705 acrylic and oil on canvas (2014) Photo: Ellie Laycock

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Rhythm & Muse Poetry & Prose

Works now available for download Inspired by Laura Oldfied Ford Seroxat, Smirnoff, THC

The Stanley Picker Gallery and Rhythm & Muse, a local Kingston-based poetry collective, invited all to participate in a special poetry and creative writing workshop inspired by Seroxat, Smirnoff, THC,  an exciting exhibition of drawing, painting, text and photographic artworks by psychogeographer, zine-maker and Stanley Picker Fellow in Fine Art  Laura Oldfield Ford. The session was led by Alison Hill and Natalie Kay.

Taking suburban South West London as a starting point  Seroxat, Smirnoff, THC addressed issues surrounding contested space, landscape, architecture and memory, reworking the ‘dérive’ or drift as a subjective process of mapping territory along the lines of social antagonism.  Navigation of the exhibition in turn formed the starting point of the Rhythm & Muse poetic explorations, and complemented the current National Poetry Day theme “Remember”.  All were welcome to participate with only ones curiosity and willingness to share ideas being required to join in.  We were joined by 12 local residents with experience ranging from first-time writers and aspiring poets to professionals.

Inspired by Laura Oldfield Ford, the outcomes have been collected into zine. Read online or download your copy here.


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For more information about this project and others please contact Natalie Kay on 020 8417 4074 or email n.kay@kingston.ac.uk.

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