Brisbane Writers Festival
Concrete Poetry exhibition 2022

Queensland Museum Foyer
3 – 8 May 2022

Concrete poetry, poetry in which the poet’s intent is conveyed by graphic patterns of letters, words, or symbols rather than by the meaning of words in conventional arrangements.

Brisbane Writers Festival
what’s on



this is a small exhibition of concrete poetry – small but a teaser…

a teaser of just nine examples of concrete poetry from the Centre for the Artist Book collection at grahame galleries + editions on show at Brisbane Writers Festival 2022.


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Bernadette Crockford – Concrete Poetry
Simon Cutts & Ian Hamilton Finlay – lines of thin pale blue and red
Jan Davis – Solomon
Augusto de Campos – Colidouescapo
Ian Hamilton Finlay – Homage to Robert Lax
Eugen Gominger – The book of Hours and Constellations
Hansjörg Mayer – alphabetenquarate
Kurt Schwitters 'Merzhanky'
Emmett Williams – sweethearts

Works photographed by Carl Warner


Belgium sound artist Michael Schmid has released his new recording of Kurt Schwitters’ “Ursonata”, which he has allowed us to upload here for your enjoyment.

Michael Schmid’s “Ursonata”