Literary Salons 2021

The ever-resourceful Indi Carmichael (Council Arts coordinator) and her team of Sharon Halliday and Sue Blackburn came up with a new way of ensuring the Salons took place in another year of Covid uncertainty.

Since 2016 these have evolved as popular public events, growing each year with around 250 people attending over 3 nights in 2019.

This year, 12 of the Eurobodalla Writers chose to respond to one of the paintings in the Basil Sellers Art Prize Retrospective and present their work over two nights in early August. The Covid-restricted audience numbers didn’t dim the buzz in the room, but there were some hiccups with the sound quality on Zoom which was set up for the first time in the gallery.

After each writer’s piece was read, or in one case set to music, the relevant artist responded to the writing, followed by an informal discussion by the pair. This interplay is a key to the Salons’ success. Unfortunately not all the artists were able to attend the event, but wrote wonderful, thoughtful responses to the writers.

A big thankyou to Indi and team, all the writers and artists involved. We look forward to next year’s!

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Sharon Halliday, Anke Ziergiebel, Louise Falcioni, Laura Tyler

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