The Kurilpa Poets’ February Feature Artists are..
This month former Speedpoet maestro, the esteemed Simon Kindt will be presenting his latest poetic/conceptual performance piece for your delectation and delight.
The show entitled ‘Poseidon // the sharks’ presents as 20 minutes of continuous performance, incorporating poetry, ambient/drone soundscape, video projection and live vocal synthesis.
We asked Simon to explain himself. He sent us the following message, hidden inside a cake, along with a file and 20 metres of rope;
‘the sharks / look at how they come / look at how they do their work’
“Combining poetic theatre, ambient soundscape, and video projection, ‘Poseidon / the sharks’ is a meditation on loss, grief and myth, that walks out into the water, and waits for what will come.”
Simon Kindt is a Brisbane-based poet, teacher, and performer. From 2015, he has been the producer behind the joint QPF-SLQ school slam series SlammED! In 2016 he co-authored the collection ‘wreck / age’ with US poet Bill Moran. ‘wreck / age’ is available through Alien Mouth. You can get a taste of his current show at
Mystery Muso of the Month
Astrologists take note! There is movement in the Musical Zodiac, for Planet Clare, aka Clare Cowley, is due to enter the House of the Water Rat, at 2 pm on Sunday 25th February. Consulting their ancient scrolls, our experts tell us that such an event betokens the advent of Good Times and Fine Music.
Meanwhile in breaking news, a communique has been received from the mysterious Planet Clare herself. Our Cryptologists have decoded the transmission, and tell us it is an example of what Musicians in the old days would call a “Bio”. The message is as follows;
After the launch of her debut album To the Bottom, multi-instrumentalist, Planet Clare toured the east coast and has jetted through India and Australia taking her music and art along for the flight. Planet Clare is Clare Cowley crafting songs with soul, quirks that remind of Joan As Police Woman & a clear blues vocal hinting at Bonnie Raitt.
She has performed both solo and with instrumentalists at numerous & diverse venues all across Australia. Performing with her sister in their duo, The Cowley Sisters, lifting old songs out of the creek bed reminiscent of First Aid Kit; & playing Keys for groups including Chris Brady & the Boys Verse Girls, Planet Clare released her EP in 2004 titled ‘Didn’t Listen’ soon to be re-released as this Variable Start continues to write, record and perform her original music.
Be sure to witness this rare Celestial phenomenon when it she manifests at the olde Croquet Club. In the meantime here’s a little snippet from an appearance of Planet Clare at Sonny’s House of Blues back in 2016. Enjoy.
You can purchase some of her fine tunes at
UNSUSPECTED ARTIST; GEORGE TOOKER
We’re deeply concerned our more sensitive patrons may end up suffering nightmares after the 25th, for this month our eccentric and eerily eclectic Visual Arts Director has selected the disturbing Art of American Surrealist, George Tooker to feature on the Virtual Gallery’s Big Screen.
The New York Times described Tooker as being;“a painter whose haunting images of trapped clerical workers and forbidding government offices expressed a peculiarly 20th-century brand of anxiety and alienation.”
You have been warned! Stockpile your Prozac!