Verses: Exhibition by Greg Gilbert
The Art Cafe, Jewry Street
7 - 28 October
Cafe opening hours
Created specifically for the Winchester Poetry Festival, this series of drawings by Greg Gilbert builds upon themes developed for his 2015 solo exhibition at Southampton City Art Gallery. Each drawing takes a different poem as its starting point, combining historic photographic sources, postcards and newspaper cuttings to create lyrical interpretations that move beyond illustration. Drawing upon the work of Robert Frost, John Masefield and Anne Carson among others, these images vividly explore the relationship between art and literature.
Since first being exhibited in 2013, Greg Gilbert’s miniature biro drawings have been displayed at the Royal College of Art and the Science Museum in London and at Pallant House in Chichester, winning Best in the South of England at the National Open Art Competition and selection for the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition. He is one of the artists-in-residence selected for the regeneration of God’s House Tower in Southampton.