It’s ‘in your face’ from leading poet

First published in News

AN award-winning poet is aiming to turn the written word into works of art and sound when he hosts his first exhibition in collaboration with neo:artists, the Bolton-based arts organisation.

Matthew Curry has created an exhibition of poster poems for the town's neo:gallery 32, in Corporation Street.

The exhibition, Imagery, features 12 poems on subjects as diverse as sewing machines and ancient myth. Sound recordings of the work will play in the gallery space alongside the posters. Mr Curry, from Manchester, has also produced an e-book, Twelve Villanelles, to accompany the exhibition.

He said: “I like putting poetry in new places, shoving it in people’s faces.

“The art pieces were inspired by the poems, as a kind of commentary on them.”

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree