Writers and Visual Artists unite for unique exhibition

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Rosella Garavaglia and Sarah Farley work after selecting the word 'Glance' Rosella Garavaglia and Sarah Farley work after selecting the word 'Glance'

An unusual exhibition showcasing the limited edition artworks of writers and visual artists has opened in Farringdon.

26 Words Exploring the DNA of Language exhibition brings together two creative groups to explore the verbal and visual representation of language.

Writers and visual artists were paired together before randomly choosing a word representing a letter of the alphabet by inserting a knife in a dictionary.

The results were an extraordinary collection of artwork expressing the words meanings and the pair's visual expressions.

Rosella Garavaglia, a calligrapher from Brixton participated in the project, working alongside writer Sarah Farley and they chose the word Glance.

Garavaglia thought about the various meanings of glance, how she could represent it visually, how would it look? How would calligraphy bring it to life? while Farley thought about how she could describe it- what other words came to mind? Did they tell a story?

Garavaglia says: "Although this was a challenge, it was at the same time irresistible as I knew the experience would have pushed my creativity in unexpected direction and out of the comfort zone, which I believe is so vital for an artist.

"I feel truly privileged to be part of this project."

26 Words Exploring the DNA of Language; Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road; Exhibition runs until January 31, 2014; 9am-8pm; call 0207 324 2570


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