The Poet Exchange
Friday 20 October through to Wednesday 08 November, nightly from 7.30pm – 11.59pm
In collaboration with The Red Room Companyl, Booranga Writers Centre and Wagga Wagga Multicultural Council, this projection was commissioned to coincide with the Fusion Multicultural Street Festival 2017, a celebration of the 112 countries of origin, 107 language groups and 62 faiths that make up the community of Wagga Wagga.
The Poet Exchange combines commissioning of new poetry, poet-in-residency at Booranga-Writers Centre, performance with AUSLAN (sign language) support at FUSION on 21 October.
Renowned spoken word poet and Wagga Wagga local, Zohab Zee Khan and emerging Sudanese/Australian poet, Jackline Okot (mentored by Zohab) are creating new poems exploring ideas of language, culture and rhyme. These poems are inspired by the inclusivity of the Wagga Wagga community which celebrates its diversity of countries of origin, language groups and faiths.
The projection was created by Wagga Wagga based artist Andrew Hagan.