Free, no booking required.


Fri 18 Mar
11:00 am - 1:00 pm


National Gallery of Victoria, Saint Kilda Road, Melbourne VIC, Australia


Accessible bathroom All Gender bathroom Assistance Animals welcome Auslan Interpreted Wheelchair Access

About Incedium Radical Library and the National Gallery of Victoria

Performing Poetry

Performing Poetics: Incendium Radical Library Press at the NGV Past Event

Presented by Incedium Radical Library and the National Gallery of Victoria

Incendium Radical Library will be hosting a poetry event held in multiple locations throughout the gallery. Including readings from Manisha Anjali, Chi Tran, Saaro Umar, Ainslie Templeton, Chelsea Hart, and Stacey Stokes, each writer will engage with, and perform in front of different artworks in the NGV Collection.

This event is part of the Melbourne Art Book Fair highlight program Performing Poetics.

Chi Tran Speaker

Chi Tran is a writer, editor and artist interested in researching language as an active lifeform.

Saaro Umar Speaker

Saaro Umar is a writer and artist.

Manisha Anjali Speaker

Manisha Anjali is a writer and artist. She is the founder of Community Dream Project, a research and documentation platform for dreams, visions and hallucinations.

Chelsea Hart Speaker

Chelsea Hart is a writer and worker living on stolen Wurundjeri land. Her work deals with bodily experience and the overlap between labour and grief, love, ecology and desire.

Ainslie Templeton Speaker

Ainslie Templeton is an artist and writer who has worked across mediums and often in collaboration. Her work has been shown at Autoitalia, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Verge, Incinerator and the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art. In 2019 she published a poetry book The Tower with Incendium Radical Library Press; her writing has also been published in Minority Report, un Magazine, The Dutch Journal of Gender Studies and Volupté.

Stacey Stokes Speaker

Stacey (she/her) is a 39 year old trans woman who has been incarcerated in a men’s prison for over 5 years. She enjoys writing letters, listening to and playing music, especially classical. She uses creative writing as a way to keep herself sane. As Stacey puts it “writing is a little window out of my hell of being a woman in a male prison.”

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PRESENTED BY The National Gallery of Victoria
18 - 20 Mar (5 sessions)