This event celebrates the launch of a new small poetry publication, Writing Bomberg: Poetry & Voice at Borough Road Gallery, published by Borough Road Gallery. This follows an event of the same name in 2013, in which emerging poets created and performed new work in response to the exhibition David Bomberg: Objects of Collection, mentored by Dorothy Lehane.
Fabian Peake is an artist and writer. He has had solo exhibitions in Britain and internationally, and his most recent poetry publication is Loose Monk: Poems by Fabian Peake (Ridinghouse, 2014). Peake’s poetry emerged out of his painting practice, he has commented on this relationship saying, ‘there is an unavoidable parallel between how I build a poem and the way I construct a painting.’ Peake has consistently committed himself to an experimental approach and has influenced a younger generation of artistic practitioners including Maria Zahle, Jess Flood-Paddock and Patrick Coyle. He taught at the fine art department of Manchester Metropolitan University for over thirty years where he was a popular and admired senior lecturer. Peake was a mentor for the Jerwood Painting Fellowship 2013, through which he met Borough Road Gallery’s Artist in Residence, Susan Sluglett, who was one of the three artists selected that year.