... 2016: Re:imagining Shakespeare

AN ASSEMBLANCE OF JUDICIOUS HERETICS: 2016's collaborative project marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. 

For the third year running we have teamed up writers and artists anonymously in what has fast become one of the most hotly anticipated events and exhibitions of the year. 

The project works as follows: we ask writers to write to our theme - this year we asked them to be inspired by Shakespeare - then we  anonymously give these written texts to a range of artists – and they will interpret the text in whatever medium they chose. The writing and artworks will be displayed as part of an exhibition at Rochester Library. 


This year 32 writers wrote texts which were interpreted by 32 artists.

The exhibition is showing at Rochester Library through mid-October to the end of November, with a launch event, where the writing/art collaborations are revealed on Thursday 20 October 2016. 

Facebook: An Assemblance of Judicious Heretics

The Heretics (alphabetical)

Nigel Adams, David Bahia, Didi Bergman, Janine Booth, Faye and Leah Brown, Kieran A Brown, Emma Chamberlain, Matt Chamberlain, Geoff Christie, Laura Chuter, Lesley Ellen Cooperwaite, Janine Crow, Janet Darley, Zach Davies, Maggie Drury, Angela Dye, Jo Eden, Sally Evans, Barry Fentiman Hall, Bernice Friend, Riven Gray, Duncan Grant, Sam Hall, Heather Haythornthwaite, Sarah Hehir, Dee Hudson, Shaun Philip Hutchings, Joff Insole, Frater Xii Irrumabo, Richard Jeferies, SM Jenkin, Anne-Marie Jordan, Philip Kane, Dasa Kruzlicova, Bill Lewis, Marie Lightman, Sharon Manship, Sarah March, Clair Meyrick, Bethany W Pope, Nikki Price, Bronach Rae, Sam Rapp, Peter Reeds, Dianne Reeves, Razz Saunders, Dan Simpson, Marilyn Simpson, Phil Smith, Roy Smith, Spreken, Zoe Stegosaurus, Jonathan Terranova, Wynford Vaughan Thomas, Chris Van Beck, Lisa Vigour, Barrie West, Hayley Wishart, Neil R Wood, James Worse, Abigail Ziering. (Event photography: Chris Tong.)


The pairings were revealed on 20 October 2016 at our event. 

We have also publishing all the art and words online in the second issue of Confluence