Thirty years ago, from 1979 until 1982, writer Sal Brereton and her then-partner poet Ken Bolton lived in a weatherboard house on the edge of a cliff overlooking the sea at Coalcliff, north of Wollongong on the Illawarra coast of New South Wales. Many poets, artists, printers and filmmakers visited their house during that time. It was a busy hub producing magazines, books and screen printed posters. In the years following Sal and Ken's time there, the poet Alan Jefferies lived in the house. 'Coalcliff Days' is an exhibition documenting those days and you are all invited to come to the Friday night opening, the Saturday afternoon reading or visit the exhibition and floor talk during its season.
The exhibition will be opened by Nicholas Pounder, sometime poet, one-time editor of 'Polar Bear' magazine, limited-edition publisher, bibliophile and antiquarian bookseller.
Some exhibition participants will read their work at the opening.
Poets, artists, writers and filmmakers represented in the exhibition include Micky Allan, Ken Bolton, Kurt Brereton, Sal Brereton, Barbara Brooks, Pam Brown, Laurie Duggan, Alan Jefferies, Kate Richards and others…
opening - everyone welcome
6 for 6.30pm
Friday 15th April 2011
Wollongong City Gallery
cnr Kembla & Burelli Sts
South Coast Writers Centre is hosting an associated poetry reading at the gallery on Saturday April 16th at 1pm
For further information visit Coalcliff Days and Wollongong City Gallery.
The exhibition runs from 15th April until May 22nd
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Is 'Polar Bear' also an online magazine like 'Jacket' and if so, what is it's URL?
No, 'Polar Bear' was published by Nick Pounder in the early 1980s. It was a print magazine - only a couple of issues appeared. It's now a rare item.
All the best,
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