#8WordStory some to head to billboards

#8WordStories hmm #8WordPoems

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I’ve been having some fun creating 8 Word Stories.  You can too.  For more details head  HERE

Closes on the 24th of November 2017.  Some of them will be selected to go up on billboards around Brisbane. There have been 5000 submissions so far!
Some June’s 8Word Stories so far @gumbootspearlz

The stars became trails of tears that night

A trail of hearts became stars … freedom flight.

Manus abandoned. Hearts astounded. Freedom calls across ocean.

The cyclone’s secret name was ‘Optimism’s Reminder’

Abandoned. The wanderer whistles his journey home. Peace

Migrant grandmother’s smile sends stories to the travelers.

Sunflowers awaken optimist. Beyond slacktivism. More than clicks.

Going under…

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Mini Photography Exhibition – University of Queensland

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Art Work Pictured Left to Right – World is Mirage, Divine Bird, and River of Everlasting Life.

After two weeks of exhibitions of the team of Illumine in Ashgrove Brisbane, and Ashmore, Gold Coast, creatives from the project took our art works to our local communities.

This image is of three of June Perkins photographs with accompanying poems at a celebration held the University of Queensland.

The photographs sparked many conversations, with the major response being they possessed tranquility and beauty. ‘The River of Everlasting Life’  photograph especially evoked a strong response from attendees. After looking at the art many attendees chose to read the poetry collection, The Dreamers.  They also approached the artist to share stories of photographers in  their families and their responses to the various photographs.

This dynamic event featured a showing of the film Light of the World, Devotional Readings, Audio visuals, a harpist, and an…

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Freedom to Respond to Art

Feedback on recent Poetry Workshop. Thanks so much Maria.

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June Perkins, author, poet, blogger, photographer and videographer, workshopped with attendees to create poetry in response to art and photography. Her latest workshop, Writing Poetry in Response to Art, showed how visual art could inspire poetry. Aspiring and emerging writers and poets were given an insight into thinking differently about writing poetry. This event was part of the mini Illumine Festival on 6-8th October, 2017 at Magda Community Artz, Brisbane.

This was a thought-provoking workshop which allowed one the freedom to write without boundaries. The creation of poetry or pieces of writing from a photograph/visual art piece was liberating. It allowed words to tumble onto the page from what was observed, sensed and heard within. It motivated one to write unhindered. To explore poetry with a new insight and confidence was decluttering and a freeing experience. This form of Art Therapy would fit well into Health and Well-being workshops…

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