Exposed: A Special Exhibition of Photography
Spoken Word Artists Laid Bare
Word Travels kicks off an exciting line-up of May events in the new Rocks Pop-Up space with
this unique portrait exhibition by photographer Chris Peken, with live spoken word performances
from some of Australia's best spoken-word artists.
Spoken word artists work in a vital medium; passing on knowledge, ideas and stories
throughout history. Working in an equally powerful and timeless medium, Chris Peken
has created a series of thirteen portraits, using just light, shape and shadow, with each poet
scrawling their words on their flesh.
Friday 11 May – Exposed Opening Night is the launch of the exhibition
followed by performances by featured artists Benito Di Fonzo, Candy Royalle,
Skye Loneregan and Miles Merrill.
Wednesday 16 May - Slam TV party! Three of Australia's best independent
hip-hop artists: Joelistics (TZU), Ozi Batla (The Herd) and The Tongue
perform their lyrics a capella with a line-up of mighty spoken-word artists
including Australian Poetry Slam Champion Luka Lesson, and photographed
artists Morganics, bravochild, Alan Pham and Alana Hicks. To celebrate
Slam TV’s launch, the acclaimed Joelistic’s exciting new video Heart Remains
will be shown, featuring contributions from all over Australia.
Friday 25 May - Closing Night Celebration featuring spoken word from Tug
Dumbly, Edwina Blush, Ember Flame, Angela Stretch and Geoff Minards.
WHERE Level 1, 47 George St, The Rocks
EXHIBITION 9 – 26 May, 10am – 6pm Wednesday to Sunday
LAUNCH Friday 11 May, 6 – 8pm, free
PERFORMANCES Friday 11 May, 8pm – 11pm, $15
Wednesday 16 May, 6pm – 8pm, $20
Friday 25 May, 6pm – 8pm, $15
*Drinks included in all events.