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Exhibition: In So Many Words

National Museum Cardiff
6 September–6 November 2022
Cost Free
Suitability All

In So Many Words: An Interactive Poetry Display

In So Many Words exhibition

Read poems written in response to some of the paintings in our Eighteenth Century Gallery, and have a go at writing a poem of your own…

You can also listen to audio recordings of the poems below.

These poems were written by people taking part in a series of workshops delivered by poet and creative writing tutor Rachel Carney, as part of her PhD research. Find out more about how your contribution can help with this research. This research is funded by the AHRC through the South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership.

 

Inspired by...

Ceyx and Alcyone (Richard Wilson, 1768)

Ceyx and Alcyone

 

Halcyons

by Hannah Price

 

Chiaroscuro of Loss

by J.E.L.

 

Ghost Waves

by Joshua Jones

 

Inspired by...

A House of Cards & A Children’s Tea Party (William Hogarth, 1730)

 

A children's tea party

 

A house of cards

 

Sentinel

by Valerie Ingram

Precarious Games

by Peter Gaskell

Child’s Play

by Sherrall Morris

 

Inspired by...

Charlotte, Lady Williams-Wynn and her Children (Joshua Reynolds, about 1778)

Charlotte (Grenville), Lady Williams-Wynn

 

Foreign garb

by Alix Edwards

Second Wife

by Francesca Murphy

Dear Charlotte

by Rufus Mufasa

 

Inspired by...

The Bacino di San Marco, looking North (Antonio Canaletto, about 1730)

The Bacino di San Marco: looking north

 

Fair Trade

by J.E.L

 

Indicative Mood

by Sherrall Morris

 

Punta la Dogana

by Alix Edwards

Welsh language poems

Listen to the 12 Welsh language poems here.

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