Author: Catherine Simmonds et al
Catherine Simmonds was born in Shaftesbury and graduated in English and
Commonwealth Literature from Stirling University. Her poems have appeared
in FIRE (ed Jeremy Hilton) and her poem ‘Ashes’ appeared illustrated
by Michelle Thompson in GRAPHIC POETRY (Victionary 2005). In October 2006
her poems appeared in THE NEW REVIEW OF LITERATURE (Otis College of Art
and Design, Los Angeles, USA) alongside the work of 12 other British poets.
She has written for Dartmoor-based Aune Head Arts, and Somerset-based Trilith.
Her poetry seeks out a language to represent sensation, often making use
of the visual: patterns of light and shade, the rise and fall of the seasons
- which in turn drives the emotional centre of many of her poems.
Rachel Sargent studied painting at Roehampton Institute, University of
London and graduated in 1981. She returned to her native Dorset twenty
one years ago, since when her work has been profoundly influenced by the
landscape that surrounds her. Her paintings are a poetic interpretation
of her sense of a place rather than a literal description of it. She has
shown her work in many contemporary galleries and is a regular exhibitor
during Dorset Arts Weeks and with Sherborne Contemporary Arts.
Justin Orwin is a professional photographer who works primarily in Social
and Fine Art photography. When time allows he undertakes projects and exhibitions,
and has exhibited on many occasions both independently and in conjunction
with other artists. A member of Sherborne Contemporary Arts and the Royal
Photographic Society, he enjoys interaction with other artists and photographers
believing that we can be inspired by each other’s visions.
Keith Walton writes poetry and prose. He has read his work at poetry cafés
and events in the South West and has had his work published in several
poetry magazines. He published a book of poems, First
Cut (Brimstone Press)
in 2004. In 2005 he wrote the poems for Sherborne Contemporary Art’s
exhibition Double Vision at Sherborne House. In 2006 he published a novel,
Diggers and Dreamers (Brimstone Press).