Heide at Home Visual Poetry Challenge

Find inspiration in one of the concrete poems from the Heide collection featured here and create a visual poem, no longer than 10 lines. Enter it into our visual poetry competition by emailing your work to programs@heide.com.au by Wednesday 14 October. Each week we will select the best creative submissions to post on our Instagram and at the end of the month a winner will be chosen, who will receive a one-year Heide membership and a prize from the Heide shop! As we have two categories (one for under 18s and one for adults) please let us know which category you are in and which Heide artist inspired you. Don't forget to tag #heideathome.

Happy writing!

Ruth Cowen
try poetry magical wishes forever never 1987
offset prints on card
Heide Museum of Modern Art
Gift of the Ruth Cowen Literary Estate 2011

Sweeney Reed
Rose I 1977
embossed etching, edition
16.5 x 15.5 cm
Heide Museum of Modern Art
Gift of Pamela, Mishka and Danila McIntosh 1990
© Estate of Sweeney Reed
Alan Riddell
Eclipse I 1969
screenprint
74 x 99 cm
Heide Museum of Modern Art
Gift of Ann Lewis 1989
© Estate of Alan Riddell
Alex Selenitsch
monoton eeeeeee 1969
plastic letters on enamel on composition board
71.5 x 60 x 4 cm
Heide Museum of Modern Art
Gift of Alex and Merron Selenitsch 2011
© Alex Selenitsch
Richard Tipping
Hold Up Ahead (Ned Nolan Kelly) 1983, 2004
reflective tape on aluminium
120 x 122
Heide Museum of Modern Art
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts
Program by Richard Tipping 2018
© Richard Tipping
Ruth Cowen
Eating my Heart Out c.1985
colour photocopy
14.9 x 14.9 cm
Heide Museum of Modern Art
Gift of the Ruth Cowen Literary Estate 2011