Katherine E. Seppings

Art, Photography, Writing

Month: August, 2014

Co.lab – Words and Art 2014

Co.lab Flyer 2014

 Co.lab is an annual group exhibition presented by View Point Handmade Gallery (VPHG) and Bendarts featuring the collaborative work of writers and visual artists from Bendigo and surrounds.

I am exhibiting in two teams – as a poet with artist Eliza Tree
and as a photographer with poet Tru Dowling.
The 2014 Co.lab opening (6pm Thursday August 7) is the launch event for the inaugural Write on the Fringe Festival, a Capital Community Connect initiative.

Co.lab open – Thursday to Saturday, August 7th to 9th, coinciding with the Bendigo Writers’ Festival (Friday to Sunday, August 8th to 10th).

See an excerpt of my poem ‘Collecting Jaara History’ and a section of Eliza Tree’s painting ‘Fifteen Years to Gold’ as samples of the teams exhibiting at Co.lab, here – http://bendarts.org/Teams/index.html.

A Lightness of Being Anthology

A Lightness of Being Anthology_cover s

According to editor Janette Fernando: ‘One of the tasks of the poet is to stop, look, listen, reflect and record the ‘present moment’ in a way that will resonate with the reader or provide a new perspective.’
I have two poems in A Lightness of Being published by Poetica Christi Press – ‘Home’ and ‘Coming to Rest’ which you can read here – https://katherineseppings.com/poetry/

HOME

Once upon a time
all loneliness
and restlessness
was on the outside
and inside
was a place like home.
Not of bricks and mortar,
walls,
fitted with doors,
fixed;
not somewhere
I had to move on from
to find where I belonged.
It was a place
more like the sun trapped
on a long day
amongst sand dunes,
more like
the sound of something:
distant,
long-awaited,
almost forgotten,
finally returning.
More like
the beginning of rain
before dawn
when the last thought
is relinquished,
bedded down,
laid to rest.
Home.

(c) Katherine E Seppings