Free writing & Surrealist poetry


As part of the Piss Poor Effort.2  curated by Jackie Terret, I am running a workshop based on free writing technique and Surrealists exquisite corpse poem. This one hour workshop has been developed for participants to constructivly expell negative thoughts.


Though I constantly use both techniques in my work, it will be the first time I will be sharing this process with other creative minds. Despite the heaviness of the subject, I have put much thoughts to make it as enjoyable as possible... fingers crossed it all works out!

By mapping anxiety and delving into one’s subconscious, this workshop looks at constructive ways of living with mental illness.  


Inspired by the Surrealists practice, this  workshop will take place in a safe and highly creative environment. Participants will learn how to let words appear without conscious efforts.

There are many treasures left untouched in the labyrinth of our mind. Come along and be ready to be blown away by all the wonders you will dig out!

When: Wednesday 23rd 6.30-7.30pm

Where: 107 Project Redfern

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Born in France, Sofie Dieu’s first encounter with art was through church. With a penchant for ritual and spirituality, the artist is best known for her fragile, sombre, and sometimes violent ink paintings and textile works.

 

Poetic and humanist, her practice draws on her journeys to China and Australia. She explores how identity and memory fluctuate according to their immediate environment. Landscapes, people, secrecy, healing, and the dichotomy between light and darkness are some of her recurring themes.

  

Multi-art prizes and award finalist, her work was included in the Sydney North Art Prize, Waterhouse Natural Science prize and the Contemporary Art Award amongst others. In 2016, she worked on the Camperdown Cemetery installation for Sydney Biennale. In 2017, her work will be shown during Vivid and Mental Health Month in Sydney.