man watching a poetry video

Poetry scene news

New commission for Ntiense Eno Amooquaye | 28-Jan-16

Artist, writer and performer, Ntiense Eno Amooquaye - who exhibited at The Poetry Library in Spring 2014 - is currently working on a new commission for CW+, the charity for Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, as part of their visual arts programme to improve the patient experience. 

Amooquaye's artwork will be installed in the new Emergency Department of the hospital alongside other commissioned artists, including Brian Eno, Isaac Julien and Richard Woods. In response to the commission she has written a new poem in The Poetry Library, reading widely from the collection.

'The poem is about inside and outside, the weather, the colours of flowers and plants. I wanted to take people on a journey through gardens. I read books from The Poetry Library collection, finding different types of ideas. Searching for titles and lines about tulips, lupins, laburnums, thrushes, palaces and fountains. I was fascinated reading the poems of Humbert Wolfe about Kensington Gardens. Reading poems helps me to write my own words, to make up a poem.' Ntiense Eno Amooquaye

Over the coming months, Amooquaye will integrate text with a wide variety of new imagery in a final large scale artwork, to be completed in Spring 2016.

To view documentation of her exhibition, 'Hera Master Come Down' at The Poetry Library in 2014 visit our past exhibitions page

To view a range of Ntiense Eno Amooquaye's artworks, integrating print, text, image and live performance visit her artist pages on the Intoart website

To find out more about CW+'s visual arts programme, please visit www.cwplus.org


:: Back to Poetry scene News ::

Back to top Register for newsletter
Bookmark This Page