Poet Helen Lehndorf’s work “FINAL DEMAND” has been occupying a prime spot on the outside wall of the Central Library for the last nine months, and today (5 June 2014) is it’s last day in residence. The work is part of the KUPU SIX – six works written by Helen and fellow poet Leonel Alvarado, placed on the walls floors and windows of the Central Library as part of National Poetry Day 2013. This also included the unveiling of Glenn Colquhoun’s poetry art piece “Camelot”, now hanging on the first floor of the Central Library.
General Manager Anthony Lewis is very pleased with the responses City Library and Community Services have received to the works. “We’re very fortunate to enjoy the support of a number of talented and creative individuals. Helen and Leonel are both very generous with their time, energy and work”.
Designer Emmanuel Yiannoutsos, worked on the layout with the poets, and was surprised and delighted that the material lasted as well as it did. “The lettering literally sticks to the wall, and it was a bit an experiment to see how long it would last. We thought we’d be lucky to get three months. To have it last right across the summer was great”.
Who will forget those leading words “QUIT YOUR JOB”. What an act to follow, but watch this space. There will be more to come.