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Wordsmiths wanted

Tuesday, 15th March, 2016

Equinox is equal day and night, or a balance between light and dark, according to Graeme Gibson, whose entry in the Solar Art Prize is centred on two upholstered armchairs where people will be invited to sit and have a conversation about what balance means to them. Waiting for someone to have that conversation with yesterday was Broken Hill Art Exchange volunteer Heather Mergentime. Equinox is equal day and night, or a balance between light and dark, according to Graeme Gibson, whose entry in the Solar Art Prize is centred on two upholstered armchairs where people will be invited to sit and have a conversation about what balance means to them. Waiting for someone to have that conversation with yesterday was Broken Hill Art Exchange volunteer Heather Mergentime.

Poets, writers and anyone who likes playing with words are invited to participate in development of one of the exhibits in the Desert Equinox Solar Art Prize.

“Equinox is equal day and night, or a balance between light and dark,” said entrant Graeme Gibson.

“Balance is very important in our lives, it’s much more than just what keeps us upright. Eight hours work, eight hours leisure and eight hours rest were seen to be the requirements of a balanced life.”

Graeme Gibson and Meg Bishop have an entry in the Solar Art Prize, titled Equinox = Balance = Comfort. The exhibit is centred on two upholstered armchairs where people will be invited to sit and have a conversation about what balance means to them.

“This is performative or participatory art,” Mr Gibson said.

“It depends on community input. We are inviting people to reflect on what Balance means to them individually, to a community like Broken Hill and to the broader Australian society,” Mr Gibson said.

There is an opportunity for people to participate before the exhibition opens on Friday, March 18, and then again during the exhibition which is open from dusk until 9pm through to Sunday, March 27.

“We particularly need people’s responses before the opening,” Mr Gibson said. Equinox = Balance = Comfort will be located in the Town Hall Facade, where a workshop to develop literary responses will be held on Friday, before the opening. 

Anyone interested in participating in that workshop is asked to ring Graeme Gibson on 0408 676 550.

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