The elegant and intricate shape poems by Jila Peacock opened this morning in St Andrews Town Hall – FCA&C’s partnership exhibition with the StAnza Poetry Festival 2011.
The ten images – a range of animals and birds – can be found in Jila’s book ‘Ten Poems from Hafez’, a visual homage to the work of 14th century Persian poet Hafez of Shiraz. His writing has had enormous influence – Goethe and Tennyson were among his fans – and continues to do so even 600 years after his death. Accompanying the framed works in St Andrews is a beautiful short animation of some of the works with Hafez’s words read in both Persian and English translation by Jila. It’s a small gem and worth a trip to St Andrews!
More info on FCA&C’s website. The exhibition is open until Sun 20 March as part of StAnza (daily 10am-5pm), and thereafter until 31 March, weekdays 10am-5pm.