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Ekphrastic Poetry

Sunday 17 September
Cassandra Atherton, Tony Barnstone, Susan Fealy, Luke Fischer, Ravi Shankar and Paul Hetherington
Cassandra Atherton, Tony Barnstone, Susan Fealy, Luke Fischer, Ravi Shankar and Paul Hetherington

Ekphrasis refers to writing that evokes or responds to works of visual art. Six poets – Cassandra Atherton, Tony Barnstone, Susan Fealy, Luke Fischer, Ravi Shankar and Paul Hetherington – will read and discuss their ekphrastic work in this event, co-presented with Australian Poetry as part of the touring Australian Poets Festival.

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.