A Fine Day for Seeing

28 Jul 2021 – 29 Aug 2021

Regular hours

11:00 – 17:00
11:00 – 17:00
11:00 – 17:00
11:00 – 17:00
11:00 – 17:00

Free admission

Travel Information

  • 1, 47, 188, 199, 225, 381, C10, P12
  • Canada Water (Jubilee Line)
  • Surrey Quays (London Overground)

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This summer, the Lake Gallery at Southwark Park Galleries presents A Fine Day for Seeing, a celebration of word and image, with ten pairs of internationally-acclaimed poets and artists working in dialogue with each other.


A Fine Day for Seeing’ takes its title from the New York School poet and curator Frank O’Hara, who bridged literary and artistic worlds in the late 50s. In this spirit of collaboration between word and image, the exhibition at Southwark Park Galleries presents ten pairs of internationally acclaimed poets and artists who have been invited to work in dialogue with each other. Each artist is represented by a single piece, and the accompanying poems will be available through performances, discussions, recordings and a publication. Some of the participating poets will also be offering writing workshops hosted by the Poetry School. The show is curated by Tamar Yoseloff, a poet with a strong engagement with visual art, and Paul Carey-Kent, an art writer with a long-standing interest in poetry.

Poet // Artist

Khairani Barokka // Michelle Williams Gamaker
Leo Boix // Jessica Sarah Rinland
Annie Freud // May Cornet
Martha Kapos //Mali Morris
Roy McFarlane // Hew Locke
Maitreybandhu // Basil Beattie
Julian Stannard // Juliette Marhieux Bartoli
Harriet Tarlo // Judith Tucker
Jane Yeh // Virginia Verran
Tamar Yoseloff // Alison Gill

A Fine Day for Seeing has been made possible with thanks to the generous support of Arts Council England


Paul Carey-Kent

Tamar Yoseloff

Exhibiting artists

May Cornet

Roy McFarlane

Basil Beattie

Martha Kapos

Annie Freud

Julian Stannard

Janet Yeh

Jessica Sarah Rinland

Khairani Barokka

Mali Morris

Virginia Verran

Judith Tucker

Harriet Tarlo

Hew Locke

Leo Boix

Juliette Marhieux Bartoli

Alison Gill

Michelle Williams Gamaker


Tamar Yoseloff


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