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Posted 07/04/2018

Twenty 7

Date: 2/05/2019 - 18/05/2019

Time: 2pm

Ticket type: Free

Twenty 7
An exhibition of poetry by Kevin Dwan and Illustraion by Bayani Pasig. The exhibition in the South Tipperary Arts Centre will coincide with a free performance poetry workshop for all ages on Poetry Day. 
The collection comprises twenty poems that Kevin wrote between 2009 – 2016, during which time he has been a regular presence on the Dublin spoken word scene, as well as having performed at a number of festivals including Longitude, Valentia Festival and Shakefest and also having had material published in Headstuff among other publications. The collection is made up of themes such as love, betrayal and lust, culminating in the realisation that we are all on this journey together.

For the exhibition of the book, Kevin commissioned a collection of prints by Indonesian artist Ian Pasig, which will be on display in the Centre. For each poem in the collection, Kevin designed a corresponding illustrative concept, which Ian skillfully realised in the form of Manga prints that are featured in the book beside each poem. 

The end result is an impressive marriage of visual art and words that together complete the work.

Discussing why he decided to add this multi-disciplinary aspect to the collection, Kevin explains 'I wanted another way for people to get into the poems. I felt there was a potential to get under the skin of the themes. Manga's an enjoyable style – it’s got a magical aspect that I think resonates with a lot of what I talk about in the poems. It seemed a natural partnership.'

The book itself is handcrafted by Kevin in both a softback version and a hardback version constructed from plywood, glue and rivets, to reflect his DIY ethic.

For more information please contact:

Kevin Dwan
086 100 5591