Museum of Futures: Visual Poetry Exhibition - February 23rd to March 12th 2017 / 117 Brighton Rd, Surbiton KT6 5NJ / Gallery Hours 

Over forty poets and artists local or connected to the Surbiton or Kingston area present brand new works especially made for this group exhibition. Exploring the visual and material properties of language through concrete poems, abstract painting, asemic writing and many other avant-garde techniques, this exhibition aims to bring together generations, creative communities, including many students and faculty from Kingston University, as well as methodologies, through a shared engagement with the participants localism. 

With new works from Imogen Abed / Ed Arantus / Tim Atkins / Adam Baron / Hannah Bates / Molly Bergin / Susie Campbell / Zakia Carpenter-Hall / Ripley Chandler / Patrick Cosgrove / Sarah Dawson / Thomas Duggan / SJ Fowler / Lucy Furlong / Penny Goring / Yasmine Griffiths-Williams / Mark Harris / Megan Haycock / Ann Hulland / Imo Jeffes / Dean Kenning / Yessica Klein / Olga Kolesnikova / Julia Lewis / Dacy Lim / Cleary Mallard / Raif Mansell / Alison Miller / Matthew Navey / Camilla Nelson / Ronan O'Brien / Albert Pellicer / Zoe Radford / Shauna Darling Robertson / David Russomano / Elly Rutherford / Anna Smallman / Agnieszka Studzinska / Virna Teixeira / Simon Tyrrell / Alice Willis

Partnering with the Museum of Futures - a dynamic community arts space that has engaged Surbiton residents, families and businesses since 2015 and curated by The Community Brain CIC, the exhibition aims to showcase early career poets and artists alongside more experienced practitioners and build on the community, beginning new relationships and collaborations, that already surround this wonderful venue. The engagement with themes of suburbia, the Seething mythos and the humour so prevalent in the Museum of Futures enterprise will undoubtedly also influence the exhibition's aesthetic. // Curated by SJ Fowler with assistant curators Megan Haycock, Molly Bergin, Olga Kolesnikova, Dacy Lim and Matt Navey.

Pictures by Alexander Kell.

Exhibition Launch event - The Futures Camarade : February Thursday 23rd

New collaborations by pairs of poets and artists associated with the exhibition, written especially for the occasion.

Seething Writers Go Totally Ekphrastic - Free Workshop with Lucy Furlong - Tuesday 28st February 7.30pm – 9.00 pm

Please come and join in if you write or would like to write, and would like to meet other like-minded folk! We will talk writing, do writing and then go to the pub. We will be writing in response to the visual poetry show at the Museum. For more info please join the Seething Writers group here: groups/606220832868825/ And check out the Seethingography blog: www.seethingography.wordpr

Lucy Furlong


SJ Fowler is a poet and artist who has published five collections of poetry and text, been commissioned by Tate Modern, BBC Radio 3, The British Council, Tate Britain, Liverpool Biennial and Wellcome Collection and exhibited at Jerwood Space, Victoria and Albert Museum and featured in Hayward Gallery's The New Concrete. He has been translated into 21 languages and performed at venues across the world, from Mexico City to Erbil, Beijing to Tbilisi. He is the poetry editor of 3am magazine, Lecturer at Kingston University in Creative Writing, teaches at Tate Modern and is the curator of the Enemies project.