• Image (detail): Sally Mayman, Liminality, cyanotype print, 42 x 30cm.

In its second year, the Art & Words Project aims to celebrate community creativity by continuing to connect local writers and artists.

The project invites artists to submit a portfolio of sample work and writers to submit a written piece of work, based on a theme word.  12 writings are selected then paired with 12 artists who create an artwork in response to the writing. The 24 works are then combined into a printed anthology.

The theme word for 2020 is Portrait.

Portraits have long been the exploratory subjects of both literary and visual works. This theme is not restricted to the physical shape ‘taller than wide’. We’re interested in representative analyses giving deep insight of people, places, objects or ideas, whether fictional, impressionist or realist. Also, self-portrait. What portraits define life on the Northern Beaches?

Application for the 2020 project are now closed.

Important dates

  • Launch night: Wednesday 16 September, 6.30pm at Manly Library, 1 Market Place, Manly NSW.
  • Exhibition open to the public: Thursday 17 -  Wednesday 30 September at Manly Library and a digital exhibition available on the Northern Beaches Library website.

More Information

For further information contact:

The Art & Words Project is a collaboration between local author Zena Shapter and Northern Beaches Council.

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