Private view 9th February, 6-8pm

Meet artist Rebecca Swainston and poet Lesley Saunders
We welcome you to a private view at Sarah Wiseman Gallery on Wednesday 9th February, 6-8pm. Meet the artist Rebecca Swainston and enjoy a poetry reading by Lesley Saunders. The two have collaborated on a book of poems with Lesley responding to Rebecca's paintings:
'I began writing what I called my “plague poems” after encountering Rebecca's extraordinary paintings at Reading Museum and Art Gallery.'
 'Rebecca and I began corresponding; over the next year, I found the resonance between the strange, estranged world of the pandemic and the uncanny cosmos of Rebecca’s work – even though it was not directly about the pandemic – growing stronger and stronger, and her art came to inhabit my poetry.’
Lesley Saunders is the author of several poetry collections and a visiting professor at UCL Institute of Education and an honorary research fellow at Oxford University Department of Education. 
Please RSVP to Sarah Wiseman Gallery to attend the private view, e-mail or call  01865 515 123. Welcome!
January 19, 2022