KURILPA POETS,”RAP WRAP” Sunday 26th November, with; THE TAPELOOPS

THE KURILPA POETS

present

“RAP WRAP”

Sunday 26th November, 2pm

91 Cordelia Street.

with Guest Artists- THE TAPELOOPS

Mystery musician- JEM SPARKLEs

& Special MC- CAM LOGAN

with unsuspected artist- Paul Klee

And so the Great Wheel turns to Summer’s Solstice once again, traditionally a time of endings and beginnings..

..Meanwhile, as the Queensland Electorate wakes up on Sunday Morning, to survey with bleary eyes the Government they’ll have landed themselves with for the next four years, down at the Croquet Club in Musgrave Park, the Water Rats prepare to wrap up the Poetic Language Business for 2017, with the a fabulous Bohemian Celebration; “RAP WRAP” to which you are all most cordially invited.

The Kurilpa Kitchen Krew welcome you!

We’ll have Poets rapping & crapping on,

while Photographers will be snapping their shots, the Wit will be Zapping, your toes will be Tapping

to the musical tunes and tones while on the Big Screen the Art will be randomly overlapping Reality as it’s happening, trapping strange Visual Archetypes mirroring the Poets words as if in jest/ Yes, such synchronicities abound when you mix & match and Shake & Bake the Arts as we like to do. So come and watch the show and the Iron Laws of Observer Theory will have you affecting the outcome!

Appropriate Guests for such an occasion are none other than the Alpha and Omega of Architectonic Performance Art, and a veritable West End Institution,

THE TAPELOOPS

The Tapeloops take wing..

returning with their own unique meld of spoken word and sonic landscapes to loop it up big time with the Poets & Artists of Kurilpa.

The original Trio are composed of

the Reverend Hellfire

(Words, Keyboards and Pyrotechnical Accidents)

Linda Loop

(Trumpet, Percussion)

John Treason

(Bass, Viola, Violin)

and have worked together on a remarkable variety of projects for over thirty years. They produce a music both simple and complex; hypnotic rhythms overlaid with sophisticated verbal imagery delivered in the compelling vocal style for which the Reverend is renowned.

The TapeLoops are preparing to disappear to spend several months in their hidden underground lair

and recording studio to work on a number of projects, with the ultimate aim of Global domination. Thus this show will be their only Performance pending their re-emergence as the World Supreme Council, so don’t miss out on this chance to say you were there and gain future street credibility.

We’ll be giving away a rare copy of the Tapeloops

1984 EP “Fire in Heaven” as a door prize on Sunday.

The cover of every record was individually hand coloured by various band members and friends at the time, making each a unique artefact. This copy will be signed by all three ‘Loops, hopefully increasing it’s potential market value when you flog it off on Ebay .

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JEM SPARKLES

Our favourite Mystery Musician, 21st Century Flower Child, Jem Sparkles will be returning to help us wrap up the year in High Style, with her groovy renditions of old Jukebox Classics & her toe-tapping, self-penned, Sure-to-be-Hits.

It’s always a good day when Jem plays and all we can say for certain is that the World would be a better place if Jem (and musicians like her) was able to spend more time playing music and less time having to wait on tables.

PAUL KLEE

Up on the Big Screen of the Virtual Gallery, Visual Arts Director Shane K will be showing highlights from the 20th century artistic genius Paul Klee, whose vivid visions used a kind of child-like archetypal imagery both entrancing yet also at times disturbing.

Mr K as usual, will also deliver a short talk on Klee’s Art & Influence for the audience’s edification.

MASTER OF CEREMONIES

for the occasion is the ever suave

Cam Logan,

returning after his stint as last month’s Mystery Musician, when he appeared in his guise as FREE LUNA. Be sure to catch FREE LUNA, or his other musical manifestation TIGER BEAT, at every available opportunity. Eclectic, quirky, fun, Cam’s musical prowess matches his skilled Word-smithery.

And as always there will be two Open Mic sessions for you to speak/rap/sing or mime your words,

Free Food & Refreshment, Friendly Company, Free On-site Parking and the beautiful environs of sacred Musgrave Park to enjoy.

Be sure to be there!.

The price on the door is a mere $5,

or $4 for KICI members.

The Water Rats supply the food for these events. While we encourage the community-minded to bring a plate or a bottle or a packet of something nice to share at the feast, we would mainly encourage you just to attend. That’s the Important thing.

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The Virtual Gallery presents; JOAN MIRO

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This Sunday 26th Feb, 2017

as the Kurilpa Poetry Cup rolls on

The

VIRTUAL GALLERY

will be presenting this months feature artist,

the firebrand Catalan Surrealist,

JOAN MIRO.

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An artist who never stopped experimenting, Miro’s hauntingly ambiguous work has been described as entering,” a sandbox for the subconscious”.

Kurilpa’s Visual Arts Director, the enigmatically encyclopaedic Shane K

has boldly entered that arena with bucket and spade in hand, this Sunday he will share the results of his excavations.

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Presenting Madison Mae Parker & Francesca Willow

The Kurilpa Poets present:

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Madison Mae Parker

& Francesca Willow

and their One thousand Promises!

Sunday, October 30th, 2016, 2pm

Croquet Club, Musgrave Park

This month the Kurilpa Poets are proud to present two young International Performance Artists who are bringing their collaborative poetry/dance project to our humble cultural outpost.

Maddie Mae Parker

Maddie Mae Parker

Madison Mae Parker, a Texas based Performance Poet,

and Francesca Willow, UK based dancer/choreographer have teamed up to produce their poetry/dance collaboration entitled “One Thousand Promises“. Having impressed audiences across the USA with their alchemical and confrontational performances, they are now poised to

rock Brisbane’s world with their powerfully individualistic art.

Madison‘s poetry has been described as,

“a weird, loud holiness that fills the room”.

As well as writing and performing, Madison runs her own poetry gig

in Texas called Mic Check and amongst her many other activities,

 has also been a director of the Texas Grand Slam Festival.

Always keen to encourage others to discover the “Power of the Pen”

she has also run a multitude of workshops on Poetry and Performance

related topics in recent years.

The flexible Francesca Willow

The flexible Francesca Willow

Meanwhile, a fan of the surreal, London based performer,

choreographer, dancer and writer Francesca states that

99% of the time her favourite hobby is,

dancing to someone’s words at a poetry slam”.

Accordingly, she has performed in a wide variety of venues, from the Wembley Arena and London’s renowned West End to Japan in the mysterious Far East.

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You can find lots more information on these talented young artists and their activities at their web sites:

http://www.madisonmaeparker.com/

http://www.francescawillow.com/

For a sampling of their work check out:

Or better yet, come and see them perform live

2pm this Sunday 30th October at:

The Olde Croquet Club

93 Cordelia Street

in the shade of sacred Musgrave Park

club and tree foliage

And as always there will also be:

Mystery Musicians/ 2 Open Mic Sessions/

Free Food & Refreshments/ The

Virtual Gallery/ Free On-site Parking/

& Fabulously Friendly Folk!

Croq Club Kurilpa Poets with tree reduced

All this and more for a mere $5

See you there!

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Virtual Gallery Artist for June- RB KITAJ

VIRTUAL GALLERY ARTIST ANNOUNCED

FOR KURILPA POETS SUNDAY, JUNE 26th Event

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This month our eclectic and encyclopedic Visual Arts Director,

Shane K ,

will be showing the Artistic Visions of

Mr J B Kitaj

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on the Virtual Gallery’s big-screen

and, we hope, at some stage in the afternoon learnedly lecturing on said Artists’ career and accomplishments.

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MARTIN SHARP, Virtual Gallery feature, Sun 27 March

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MARTIN SHARP

Kurilpa Poets, Sun 27th March

Kurilpa Poets Visual Arts Director, the reclusive Shane K,

has announced that The Virtual Gallery‘s Feature Artist for the Kurilpa Poets 27th March Event,

will be none other than Tiny-Tim-obsessed, Luna-Park-loving, iconoclastic, 60’s Flower Child,

MARTIN SHARP.

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Get ready for some old-school visual fireworks!

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March 27th Pascalle flower handbill

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JEFF USHER TO PLAY KURILPA POETS 28th February

February Mystery Musician revealed!

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Jeff Usher, Giant of Jazz

 to play Kurilpa!

The Kurilpa Poets are indeed honoured to present

as our Mystery Musician for February 28th

non-other than the legendary Brisbane based jazz pianist,

Jeff Usher.

Jeff Usher has been at the forefront of jazz and blues in Brisbane since the early 1980s, first coming to notice with the Jeff Usher Jazz Unit.

Highly respected as a pianist, composer and music educator,

he has toured extensively thoughout Australia and overseas.

He has also been a tutor at Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University since 1998, achieving a Master’s Degree in 2006, and will be completing a PHD in Composition from the University of Queensland in mid-2016.

Jeff Usher with Joanna Funk

Jeff Usher with Joanna Funk

Jeff has seven albums to his credit, including the award winning

“Leaps and Bounds” and most recently his 2015 release,

Bird Wings”, which was recorded live in concert

at the Brisbane Jazz Club with his ten-piece group,

A Love Supreme Super Band.

This album, featuring compositions written by Jeff as part of his PHD studies, is a high quality production that well captures the intimate atmosphere of a Jeff Usher gig.

“Bird Wings” will be available for purchase at the door and will cost a mere $20 (and I’m sure the artist will be glad to sign it for you if you ask nicely).

Birds of a Feather; Jeff Usher and friend

Birds of a Feather; Jeff Usher and friend

His recent activities have included successful performances at Jumpers and Jazz in 2014 and 2015. In May 2015 he commenced work as resident pianist at Nu Orleans Restaurant in Ipswich. He also recorded an album with the Brisbane Big Band in November 2015, and commenced recording a solo piano album in December 2015, which will hopefully be available later this year.

Now this Giant of Brisbane Jazz will be playing two sets for the Kurilpa Poets at the Kurilpa Cup on Sunday 28th February. Surely this years Cup will be an afternoon long to be remembered!

Jeff’s first set will be commencing at 2pm so make sure you turn up early so as not to miss a minute. Doors open from 1.45pm. Entry $5.

Here’s a couple of little samples of Jeff Usher in action to whet yr appetite..

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Virtual Gallery feature artist SAUL STEINBERG

Shane K discusses this month’s Virtual Gallery Feature Artist..

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Saul Steinberg

Dear folks,

among my crimes against humanity,

I am the Visual Arts Director for the Kurilpa Poets.

. One of my duties is organising a visual display each month

to accompany the poetic flights of our performers.

This month the Virtual Gallery‘s feature artist is Saul Steinberg.

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Saul Steinberg was born to a Jewish family

in Râmnicu Sărat, Buzău, Romania in 1914.

He studied architecture in Milan, graduating in 1940.

Shortly after his graduation the introduction of anti-

Semitic laws by the Fascist government led him to leave Italy.

He spent a year in the Dominican Republic

whilst awaiting a visa to the United States.

Steinberg’s entry to the USA was sponsored by the New Yorkera magazine he was to be intimately involved with,

creating 87 covers and over 1200 drawings.

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Steinberg brought a European sensibility to his work and an outsider’s sense of the foibles and follies of American life

as well as a genuine affection for his subjects. His Art blurred the line between

cartooning and “fine” art and his work was often shown in galleries.

As well as drawing, he enjoyed creating crude, vital masks out of such materials

 as cardboard and paper bags.

His work was wide-ranging and hard to easily define.

Many were reminiscent of MC Escher and explored the links and gaps

 between perception and reproduction, leading his work

to be highly praised by the great Art theorist EH Gombrich.

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He was also one of the finest political cartoonists of the 20th century,

 mocking the post-war American cult of the “Organisational Man

and showing a USA whose deities included Sigmund Freud,

Santa Claus and Uncle Tom.

In the 1970s he did a series of drawings of Mousketeer terrorists,

those cute young kids from the 50’s have acquired Armalites

and seem keen to fuck things up.

Steinberg died in 1999, but his work remains influential.

The New Yorker still continues to occasionally re-print his covers.

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Don’t forget, he next meeting of the Kurilpa Poets is on Sunday 27 September,

at the South Brisbane Croquet Club, Musgrave Park, West End at 2pm.

Local Visual Artists who are interested having their work shown 

on the Virtual Gallery should contact Shane K or Rev Hellfire at Kurilpapoets@yahoo.com.au

Meantime come along this month and check out the eclectic weirdness

of Saul Steinberg.

Kurilpa Poets- Where a good time is always had.

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BELATED VASUDHA HARTE & DINKUM BOHOS PHOTO REVIEW

Belated Photo Review of

VASUDHA HARTE

&

The DINKUM BOHOS.

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“LOST PHOTOS” FOUND LINING BUDGIE CADGE!

Here without further ado are the long lost “Missing Photo”‘s promised some time ago, of the celebrated return to West End of Poet & Songstress extrodinaire, Ms Vasudha Harte, and her Musical partner in all crimes music, and all Terrorism cultural, Mr Jem Edwards.

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What can I say? Of the Dinkum Boho’s themselves, they were brilliant. We were privileged to have them appear at our humble gathering. they deserved more money and a bigger audience but they played their hearts out anyway and delivered their best like true professionals.

Of Ms Hartes poetry one can say that it is wise without trying to be clever, warm without being melodramatic, simple without being banal. It bears repeated listening/reading, and we at Kurilpa Poets once more heartily recommend her slim volume of verse, the whimsically entitled You Near Verse.

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This was our last event for now at the Kurilpa Hall and we’ve had some fun here the last two months.  I for one will miss the crank old piano, that only Cam Logan was game enough to play and make sing! As always the Open Mic sessions added heart and soul to the occasions,

with old faces and new trying their compositions out on the attentive crowd.

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As always a generous community contributed food and drink to make a fabulous feast.

Next month our host is West End Community House,

but wherever the Kurilpa Poets sets up its camp,

you know that that’s there will be where fine verse, fine music,

fine food and fine company can be found…

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Photos by Shane Kneipp except where otherwise stated.

"OK Now who took the damned camera?"- Visual Arts Director, Shane Kneipp

“OK  Now who took the damned camera?”- Visual Arts Director, Shane Kneipp

VIRTUAL GALLERY UPDATE..ZEL Speaks!

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The Kurilpa Poets’ ‘Unsuspected Artist’ for November,

known to the Art World only as ZEL,

has broken his austere Vow of Silence to issue

a short communique on this, the Event, of one of his

rare appearances. For like the fabulous Phoenix of Legend,

or the humble Cicada of Summer, the ZEL is a creature

whose long periods of torpor are broken by rare appearances

to the surface world we inhabit.

We re-print the statement in it’s entirety;

ZELIKO MARIC

Zelico Maric was born in Croatia and grew
up in Mount Isa.
I DO IT BECAUSE IT IS F UN.
A hungry dog
chewed on the bones
of memory
On the seashore of desire.

Jabberwocks ZEL
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KURILPA POETS TAKE-A-BREAK!

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KURILPA POETS TAKE-A-BREAK

Greetings Water-Rats and Friends!

This is just a last notice to remind

(or to inform those who haven’t heard)

that

there will be no KURILPA POETS gathering today.

This being August

A lot of people are down with various forms

of colds, flu and various viral infections,

so rather than become a vector

for the various diseases affecting the Poetic Community

we’re going into lockdown mode.

We’ll be back in business at the Olde Croquet Club

on Sunday September 28th, 2pm.

See you all then!

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In the meantime the Reverend will be catching up

during the next couple of weeks

on processing the backlog of photo’s,

videos footage, and reports of the Kurilpa Poets
recent Activities,

so keep your eye on our Facebook page

and the good old WATER-RAT Gazette.

https://kurilpapoetry.wordpress.com/

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