The Lady and the Unicorn tapestries have long inspired poets and writers, from George Sand to Rainer Maria Rilke. In an exclusive and intimate encounter with the artworks, hear Australian poets perform original work kindled by The Lady and the Unicorn and its rich embodiment of medieval imagery. A series of poetic performances will ignite the senses and resurrect the spirit of these celebrated tapestries.
Presented in association with the Art Gallery of New South Wales and Red Room Poetry.
Having grown up in between California and Sydney, it’s not easy to pigeonhole a musician like Mirrah with a melting pot of multicultural influences surging deep through her veins. Mirrah dons multiple hats not only as a musician, but a radio host, poet, rapper, vocalist, dancer and a recent graduate in youth work services. She has featured in multiple music clips for Hip Hop and R&B music’s multi-award winning artists. Mirrah's long anticipated EP LIFE was released in 2016.
Scott Wings (Australian)
Scott Wings is a performance poet, physical theatre practitioner and event host. In 2017 he collaborated on site-specific performance and live art in Malaysia and Singapore including Food Fight with Chai Vivan, Nightlight with The Haque Centre of Acting and Creativity, and 1 Table 2 Chairs Series with The Theatre Practice. Scott’s work has been presented at the Edinburgh, Adelaide, Perth and Melbourne Fringe Festivals; Undercover Arts Festival; Melbourne Comedy Festival; and independently in spaces both site-specific and traditional across the world.
Candy Royalle (Australian)
Candy Royalle is an award winning writing, performance artist, poet, storyteller, activist, educator and vulnerability advocate. She has performed alongside many of the greats including Kate Tempest, Ursula Rucker, David Malouf, Shane Koyczan, Mark Tredinnick and Sarah & Phil Kay, to name a few. Her work and opinion pieces have been published in The Guardian, Fairfax, Overland, Peril and many more. She is currently working on her third collection of poetry: A Trillion Tiny Awakenings.