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Poetry Workshop with Traci O’Dea
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Poetry Workshop with Traci O’Dea

Following the enormous success of previous poetry sessions, Poet Traci O’Dea will lead a workshop in which attendees will read poems and then create their own poems inspired by works in the Channel Islands Contemporary Art Show during a relaxed and supportive evening.

The Channel Islands Contemporary Art Show

As part of the inaugural Channel Islands Contemporary Art Show exhibition opening in Jersey audiences can expect a show that brings to life the curatorial ‘anchor point’ which is the inspiration for the Channel Islands have offered to artists through history, particularly from the late 19th century to mid 20th century, as well as reflecting the more complex social realities of the Islands today. It will also explore how both these realities continue to shape the Channel Islands’ relation to the wider world.

With stunning landscape and portrait photography, exquisite and subtly layered painted works alongside sculptural and video pieces, it will both question and invite the viewer to reflect on themselves and the complex global histories of these Islands. The show promises to be mysterious and experiential for the visitor, with shifting and changing perspectives, much like the Islands themselves when seen from close-up and afar, as visitors walk through the gallery environment.

Traci O’Dea

An American poet living in Jersey, Traci O’Dea is the author of two poetry collections: Waving (Assure Press, 2021) and Restricted Movement (Scotland Street Press, 2021) for which she received a Seed Funding Grant from Arthouse Jersey. The audiobook for Restricted Movement was released in November 2022 on Audible, iTunes, and Amazon. Her poems appear in the following places: BBC Radio Jersey, Poetry, Poetry Daily, Literary Matters, The Hopkins Review, The Jersey Evening Post, the Goethe Institut, and elsewhere. In 2024, Scotland Street Press will publish Traci O’Dea’s feminist interpretations of Charles Baudelaire’s Les Fleurs du Mal.

Cover Image: Poetry workshop at Kay LeSeelleur Ara, Mrs. Magnitude Emporium show . Second Image: Poetry workshop at No Place Like Home exhibition.

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Date January 30, 2024Time 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmVenue ArtHouse Jersey Capital HouseOrganiser ArtHouse Jersey

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