This year, FCA&C partners with the 2011 StAnza Poetry Festival to bring the work of artist Jila Peacock to St Andrews.
Iranian-born and now Glasgow based, Jila Peacock created a hand-made artist’s book in an edition of 50 in 2004 at the Glasgow Print Studio from Persian calligraphic shape poems using words from Hafez of Shiraz, the metaphysical poet of Iran who was an inspiration for Goethe and much admired by poets such as Tennyson and Byron. The artist’s own English translations are accompanied by calligraphic shape poems from Persian script and also playing will be a short animated film of the works, ‘The Tongue of the Hidden’ made in 2007 with director David Alexander Anderson for Channel 4.
The exhibition will be on display in St Andrews Town Hall foyer from 17 – 20 March during StAnza, and afterwards until 31 March. Opening hours during StAnza are daily 10am-5pm; thereafter weekdays 10am-5pm.
Jila Peacock will be giving a reading during the festival on Sat 19 March 2011, 3.45-4.30pm, St Mary’s Hall, St Mary’s Quad, South Street. Tickets are £5 /£3 and are available from the Byre Theatre, St Andrews, tel 01334 475000.
For details of the full StAnza programme, please go to their website.