A co-production of Flying Arts and Queensland Poetry Festival (QPF), the QRAA Ekphrasis Challenge asked poets Australia-wide to respond to eight artworks in the Queensland Regional Arts Awards 2020.
The selected poet for each of the eight categories received a publication fee. The six winning artworks have their matching winning poem featured on a didactic panel in the touring Decadence exhibition, while the while the two winning poems that respond to the two People’s Choice artworks are featured here.
The QRAA Ekphrasis Challenge 2020 category winners are Ashley Haywood, Anna Black, Carlo Caponecchia, Esther Ottaway, Hannah Jenkins, Helen Avery, Lauren Rae and Jocelyn Deane.
Queensland Poetry Festival’s mission is to support great artists to inspire, entertain and challenge a diverse audience base by delivering excellence in all forms of poetry and spoken word, to create stronger communities and improve people’s health and wellbeing through the power of poetry.
The QRAA Ekphrasis Challenge is supported by Australian Poetry via the Cultural Fund.