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

The theme word for 2020 was Portrait. The project invited artists to submit a portfolio of sample work and writers to submit a written piece of work, based on a theme word. 12 writings were selected then paired with 12 artists who created an artwork in response to the writing. The 24 works were then combined into a printed anthology.

Exhibition details

An exhibition of the original artworks will be on view Thursday 17 - Wednesday 30 September at Manly Library.

Copies of the 2020 Anthology, Portrait, will be available for purchase from the six library branches and the Manly Art Gallery & Museum. 

Online launch 

View a video of the Art & Words Project launch below.