Red Alert! Writers & Artists on the Colour Red

Apr 28, 2019 01:30:pm Wollongong Art Gallery
Annette Bezor Redart 1

What: Writing competition and event by the South Coast Writers Centre in partnership with the Red Alert! Wollongong Art Gallery exhibition.

When: 1.30pm to 3.30pm, Sunday, 28th of April, 2019

Where: Wollongong Art Gallery

Cost: Gold Coin Donation

Cardinal red, wine red or brick red? Like a painting, stories can be full of colours, influencing the way we think about real and imagined worlds.

In celebration of the Gallery's Ruby Anniversary, the BlueScope Gallery at the Wollongong Art Gallery will be transformed into a space filled with affecting works with blushes of red from the Collection: works evoking sensations of warmth, passion and desire.

The exhibition includes paintings and works on paper by Annette Bezor, John Coburn, Fred Cress, Lawrence Daws, Lesley Dumbrell, Lise Floistad, Fiona Foley, John Havilah, Col Jordan, Lindy Lee, Suzie Marston, Janie Nakamarra, Susan Norrie, John Peart and Andrew Sibley.

On the last day of the exhibition, the SCWC will host an intimate event where selected SCWC writers will read a short work and reveal how the colour RED influenced their piece, followed by a musical performance of RED themed music by the Klezmer Valley Girls (country and eastern music by banjo player Alexandra and accordionist Fabian), and an open mic. SCWC invites writers to the open mic to present ‘red’ inspired short stories or poems (max. 2 min). Afternoon tea will be provided.

Writing competition

Submit a poem, short fiction or non-fiction that uses the colour red in an imaginative, yet concrete way. Entries no longer than 300 words (prose) or 40 lines (poetry). Submission is FREE, and closes Monday 22 April at noon. The two winners will be invited to read at the Red Alert! event. Email submissions to Please contact the SCWC for more information at or by calling 4228 0151.

[Image: Image: Annette Bezor, Romance is in the Air, 1987, synthetic polymer paint oil, gold thread on canvas, 231x311cm. Purchased 1988. Photography Bernie Fischer. Part of the Wollongong Art Gallery Red Alert! Exhibition]

Posted on March 28, 2019