DH Lawrence reminds us that
‘a strange grey distance separates our pale minds still
from the pulsing continent of the heart of man.’
We can take up the task of bridging this distance through engaging with our inner lives in creative ways. Tonight, if you are in Melbourne, you can share an opportunity to explore this theme through art, music, poetry and story.
This intriguing image, based on a terracotta sculpture of her own heart, is Kenosis by Yardena Kurulkar, the 64th Blake Art Prize winner. I’m sharing poetry around themes from the exhibition and a new favourite Sufi tale as part of a concert for the touring Blake Prize exhibition on Thursday 11 May, 7.30-9.30pm.
It promises to be an atmospheric evening with an exhibition viewing, live music by David Jones, songs from contemporary troubadour Suzette Herft, and I’m sharing spoken word poetry and story. Located in the beauty of Toorak Uniting Church, 603 Toorak Road, this event brings people together to experience multiple artforms presented by soulful artists. If you’d like to join us, you can buy a ticket at the door $30/$25 concession.