Ekphrasis: A Poetry and Photography Exhibition

brought to you by Enfield Poets and Edmonton Camera Club
curated by Katherine Stockton




  1. the use of detailed description of a work of visual art as a literary device.

Enfield Poets have teamed up with Edmonton Camera Club to put together this community-based exhibition. Local photographers have some of their best work on display. The Enfield Poets have responded to these photographs in the way they know best: through words.


Dave Jackson (1) (10)
Marilyn Steward (2) (17)
Chris Demetriou (3) (12)
Mike Steward (4)
Roland Bermel (5) (14)
Steve Knox (6)
Malcolm Rapier (7) (13)
Derek Webster (8) (11)
Nick Clark (9) (16)
Sue Webster (15)


Vicky Olliver
M. Anne Alexander
Jocelyn Simms
Alison Campbell
Helena Steel
Terry Jones
Anna Maria Mickiewicz
Janet Heatherly
Joan Michelson
Sandy Phillips
Anthony Fisher
Jim Bennet
Katherine Gallagher
Sonia Jarema
Gordon Simms
Mary Duggan
Katherine Stockton

Ekphrasis, as a word, comes from the Greek ἐκ ek and φράσις phrásis, ‘out’ and ‘speak’ respectively, and the verb ἐκφράζειν ekphrázein, ‘to proclaim or call an inanimate object by name’. The practice finds its route in the classical era, in Plato and Aristotle’s ideas on ideal forms and the mimetic stages at which an object may be viewed. Today, it is a common artistic practice that creates community, artistic collaboration and a therapeutic refuge through detailed observation and interpretation.

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