By Jo Mortimer
A unique exhibition embracing the work of artists, photographers and poets.
Trios 2017 is the brainchild of Devon artist Jo Mortimer and has been a year in the making. The exhibition was launched at Exeter Guildhall by the city’s Lord Mayor Councillor Cynthia Thompson.
The project involves five photographers, six poets and six artists all of whom are well respected, talented and admired people within their own fields.
Poets had to produce work based on the photographs and then artists created artworks based on the poems, without seeing the photographs.
“I suppose it’s a form of Chinese whisper,” said Jo. “It’s been really interesting and exciting to see the finished artworks and how near or far they are from the original photos.”
The works will be displayed as three elements – photo, poem and artwork – and be on sale at the exhibitions.