THE INFINITE BIRDCAGE Theme - FREEDOM
Invitation to writers
The Infinite Birdcage is my latest series exploring the right to freedom for all people. It consists of thirteen paintings, twelve drawings and one sculpture, all laden with symbolism and metaphors.
Writers of all competencies are invited to participate in the writing competition. I have always believed that the highest form of art is writing, because writers use words to engage readers on a one-to-one basis creating individual pictures in our minds.
Writers, using my artworks as a catalyst, are invited to share their understanding of Freedom in 2000 words or less. Entries can be fiction or non-fiction, based on their own lived experiences in prose, poetry or play writing.
Three finalists will be chosen, and their entries will be published in the leading, “Gippsland Lifestyle” magazine and later in a book featuring, “The Infinite Birdcage,” series and the work of additional invited contributors. The outright winner will also receive a framed original drawing from the exhibition.
All entries to the competition are to be sent to my email address by the 30th March 2020. firstname.lastname@example.org
During the exhibition at the ArtSpace Gallery, Wonthaggi, a writer’s desk, red chair and old-fashioned typewriter will be set up as an art installation to encourage writers to enter the competition.
Writers can also engage with the series via my website, however, some of the finer details of the artworks will be harder to find.
The official opening at the ArtSpace Gallery Wonthaggi is on Sunday 23rd of February at 4:00pm. All Welcome.
Exhibition and writing competition closes on the Monday 30th March 2020
Opening Hours: Daily from 10am - 4pm
Writers must be 16 years old or over
Link to current article regarding the exhibition and writing competition:
https://issuu.com/james448/docs/40_gisppland_lifestyle_spring - Pages 126-129