This section is about Sarah’s poetry-art exhibition An Eyeful of Words which took place in the gallery at Droitwich Library, Worcestershire, UK, from Wednesday, June 6 to Saturday, June 30, 2012.

More of Sarah’s art and photography, including more recent pieces of hybrid poetry-art and combining photography and poetry, can be found in the photography section.

The combined-medium ‘An Eyeful of Words’ exhibition by Droitwich poet Sarah James aimed at using art and photography inspired by life, nature and local Worcestershire scenery to open up poetry to a wider audience.

From short seasonal haiku to longer more reflective poems, the exhibition was designed to offer newcomers to poetry a visual route into the world of words, while providing long-standing poetry-readers with an added dimension to her poems. The photos and canvases were chosen to interact with their accompanying poems and offer an alternate way into the word experience.

Sarah also created a mini-poetry-art gallery for people to carry around in their pocket or create their own artistic pocket poems thanks to two free phone apps: Pocket Gallery: Pic a Poem and Pic Pocket a Poem, which were available to download at google android playstore.

Both could also be downloaded by using a QR reader or android smartphone to scan the codes below.

Pocket Gallery: Pic a Poem
Pick Pocket a Poem

The live exhibition, which also marked the second anniversary of Sarah’s collection Into the Yell, was a Worcestershire Literary Festival event, a Droitwich Music and Arts Festival event and part of Droitwich Canal Arts Trail.

As part of the exhibition, visitors were invited to contribute their artistic/poetical response to the individual works or whole experience and some of these can be enjoyed in the collaborative poem and comments section of the website.

Sarah’s gallery guide and essay about this project for her masters in creative writing can be found here.

Use the links below or the drop-down menus under An Eyeful of Words to find out more about the exhibition and a selection of some of the poems and pictures featured in the exhibition.

Gallery
Interactive Poems
Poem Videos
Collaborative Poem/Comments

The exhibition also featured some canvases created for Sarah’s poetry collection Into the Yell by Droitwich artists Sam Hutchcocks and Julie Haller of Moonlit Murals (www.moonlitmurals.com or phone 07952 070068).

All poems, photos and artwork on this website are subject to copyright.