These poets, our kin / These poems, our stories is my debut exhibition as curator. It is the first ever public poetry exhibition to have taken place in a commercial shopping centre.
I was commissioned to creatively reimagine an unused space within the shopping centre. The space was several large blank walls which served as a walkway between Doncaster train station and the bus terminal.
The exhibition opened in the Frenchgate Centre in April 2017 and was initially meant to be displayed for six months. However, due to feedback from the public it is still on display two and a half years later and counting. The space itself has also become the Art Space, a permanent space for art.
The exhibition was an opportunity to showcase Doncaster’s diverse range of talented poets writing today. All poets selected were either born in Doncaster or currently call the town their home.