Richard Tipping – ‘Hear the Art: Visual Poetry as Sculpture’ Publication

In News October 21, 2022

Image above: front cover view, Hear the Art, Visual Poetry as Sculpture (2022).

Richard Tipping has published a new publication on visual poetry, Hear the Art: Visual Poetry as Sculpture.

Hear the Art is the essential poetry-as-art collection, loaded with Richard Tipping’s elegant, wry and telling concrete poems made as sculpture and as picture. He is fascinated by words found within words, and articulating their iterations.

Tipping works with poetic language in visual forms and physical media ranging from animated neon, slump glass, engraved marble and screenprint to large-scale public sculptures in steel, granite and electric lights. Typographic designs move off the page, becoming independent poem objects until – while living in the artworld as things – they are photographed, and return to the page. This book is full of realised ideas, a rich panoply of word art demanding to be seen, heard and remembered.


Richard Tipping is also currently showing at Australian Galleries, Sydney in the solo exhibition Cosmic Seed until 30 October.


Cosmic Seed
Australian Galleries, Sydney
15 Roylston Street, Paddington NSW 2021
11 – 30 October 2022

Cosmic Metamorphosis #2  2022  digitally printed vinyl on aluminium  60 x 50 cm.