Public Pages was an exhibition of text art and visual poetry bringing together contributions from poets, artists and makers of works that explored the visual and cultural impact of the word, the sign, and the slogan in public space.
Intended as a complement to the academic conference Poetry and Public Language, this exhibition brought together works that engaged with the placement and displacement of text on the page, that articulated the two-dimensional surface, that integrated visual and textual elements in a composition, and considered the page as a public space, addressing a public and entering into public debate.
The exhibition invited responses from poets, artists, writers, makers, to the possibilities of the restrictions of a one-page work. The works are presented here in digital form, and a selection were printed as larger-scale works shown in the gallery spaces of the Portland Square Building at Plymouth University.
Public Pages is curated by Mark Leahy.