Artists Revolution Haiku exhibition | Photos

Beverley artist Jan George is currently holding a solo exhibition of haiku and oil paintings at Artists Revolution in Northam. 

The opening night was held on August 5, and the exhibition will run until September 1. 

Haiku is a Japanese form of poetry which restricts the writer to 17 syllables in three lines and usually references the seasons. 

I love words and finding the right words for things - Jan George

Jan volunteers at Artists Revolution and the landscape of her frequent trips between the towns provided the inspiration for the haiku and oil paintings in this exhibition.

Jan composes them whilst driving and illustrates them later.

“The landscape is quite inspiring,” said Jan. 

She said all together she has created around 60 illustrations with haiku.

Seventeen are on display in the exhibition. 

Beaming: Jan George was happy with the community turnout to her Haiku exhibition which was held at Artists Revolution in Northam on August 5.

Beaming: Jan George was happy with the community turnout to her Haiku exhibition which was held at Artists Revolution in Northam on August 5.

“I love words and finding the right words for things,” she said.

“I have always written small poems.”

Jan learnt haiku at Applecross High School with her literature teacher Ms Foster. 

She said her next project will be portraits of people from the wheatbelt. 

Artists Revolution is open Wednesday to Saturday from 11am-4pm and Sunday from 1pm-4pm. 

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