PoArtry is a great way to push through your own boundaries and get excited about art and artists that you might not come across otherwise. It's super fun, super chilled, and a brilliant challenge!
- Ben Moore (Poet)
PoArtry was not only a really refreshing way of finding collaboration across disciplines, it was also the first time that my work was published anywhere. Managing to mix an innovative way of working with an opportunity to offer exposure to emerging artists is no mean feat and I thoroughly enjoyed myself throughout!
- Tom Allsopp (Poet)
PoArtry has been an incredible experience for me on the two occasions that I have taken part.
As a professional artist I have certain creative themes that I tend to follow, along with set commission requests.
The PoArtry creative process made me think completely differently from my normal path and actually became a ‘eureka’ moment with me trying larger scale work and different styles.
Both of my PoArtry projects engaged me with two incredibly talented and very lovely people.
The exhibitions of completed works are extremely professional in curation and presentation.
Overall a fantastic idea and I would highly recommend anyone to give it a go.
- Kirk Andrews (Artist)
PoArtry was a wonderful experience for me to take part in, both personally and professionally, as a poet and artist. The creative challenge of working with someone in a different discipline was both educational and rewarding. The exhibition was a memorable event for me, not just to have my work included but a celebration of the power of collaborative work.
- Jason Conway (Poet)
Being involved in PoArtry with Rick on two occasions now has presented some really exciting opportunities to meet new creatives and exhibit among such an eclectic range of images and words. The collaborations between the poets and artists can work on so many different levels, and produce unexpected results, but this is the exactly the joy of the challenge.
- Dawn Jutton (Poet / Artist)
My ambition has always been to promote a local thriving arts community and PoArtry provided an excellent opportunity to collaborate with other creatives and organisations. The format proved very popular and the quality of the work in the resulting exhibition was excellent. The whole project was handled professionally by Rick and the I can see PoArtry going from strength to strength.
- Jackie Fellows (Artist)