with Simon Pomery
Tuesday 9 December, 6pm – 9pm
In this workshop with Simon Pomery you will experience the work of artist Shinro Ohtake, examine his pasted works, sketchbooks and sculptures and create surprising new juxtapositions of your own. You will be encouraged to engage with the exhibition, with new poems and new creative writing practices. Simon Pomery is a poet and musician based in London. This event is held in partnership with the drawing shed, a contemporary arts project led by visual artists Sally Labern and Bobby Lloyd.
Simon Pomery is a poet and musician based in London. His poems have been published in places including the Times Literary Supplement, The White Review, Edinburgh Review, P.N. Review, and Poetry London. The Stream (tall-lighthouse, 2010) was published to acclaim by the TLS and the late Seamus Heaney, who wrote “This augurs well for the Pomery life and literature”.
Simon was the 2013 Poet-in-Residence at MultiMadeira Festival. His ‘Blood Music E.P.’ was released in June 2013 on Diagonal Records, on transparent red vinyl in gold screen-printed PVC sleeve.
the drawing shed is a contemporary arts project led by visual artists Sally Labern and Bobby Lloyd. Based on two housing estates in London E17 since 2009, its mobile studios – the drawing shed, ClayOven and PrintBike – alongside their project space LockUpNumber11, form central platforms for their work across London and further a-field. the drawing shed is supported by a diverse range of local, regional and national partners with regular funding from Arts Council England and Waltham Forest Council.
Shinro Ohtake, Time Memory 28, 2014, Oil, acrylic, spray paint, tar, ink, pencil, glue, masking tape, cellophane tape, wrapping tape, aluminium foil tape, printed matter, cheesecloth, billboard paper, Japanese paper, rice paper, wrapping paper, wrapping foil, brown paper, cardboard on wooden board, 220.5 x 300.5 x 10.5 cm, Courtesy of the artist and Take Ninagawa, Tokyo