Two Poets Paint: drawings & paintings by John Kinsella & Glen Phillips

Two Poets Paint

Prolific West Australian poets John Kinsella and Glen Phillips are renowned for the deft and varied ways in which they wield language. But they are also attuned to the visual world, in nature and in art. In this unique joint exhibition, John and Glen display another surprising side to their creativity, with paintings and drawings that while very different in style and subject matter hint at a shared sensibility and love of York and the Wheatbelt.  

York Festival Artistic Director Will Yeoman will open the exhibition at 10.30am on Saturday 24 September. Free event, light refreshments served. 

Most of the works will be for sale. Book sales at Barclay Books (151 Avon Terrace)

Glen Phillips is a West Australian poet and writer and is an Honorary Professor of English at Edith Cowan University, Perth and Director of the University’s International Centre for Landscape and Language.

John Kinsella is the author of over forty books. His many awards include the Australian Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Poetry, the Victorian Premier’s Award for Poetry, the John Bray Award for Poetry, the Judith Wright Calanthe Award for Poetry and the Western Australian Premier’s Award for Poetry (three times).


DATE: Sat 24 Sep – Sat 8 Oct, Wed – Sun &public holiday Mon 26 Sep

TIME: 10am-4pm

VENUE: Sandalwood Yards Gallery, 179 Avon Terrace, York




We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the beautiful lands on which The York Festival takes place, the Ballardong Noongar people. We honour and pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging.

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