Artist Steve Cox brings poetic flair to EBV as inaugural writer in residence

Thursday 28 August, 6pm

Brunswick locals and lovers of the written word can join Australian painter and arts-writer Steve Cox at the East Brunswick Village (EBV) Display Suite as he reads a series of poems created as part of EBV’s inaugural writer in residency program and exhibits previous artworks that will adorn the space. Cox has developed a body of written work of his choosing that deals with a variety of subject matter, to be shared with the public in a free evening session on Thursday 28 August from 6pm-8pm.

Registrations for a ticket can be secured online:

Audiences can expect a poetic interpretation of ‘greening the environment’ through Cox’s reading, whose words will eventually be printed on re-usable tote bags as a nod to his residency over the six-month period. A display of portraits painted by Cox from over the years will also be exhibited in the suite which showcase his signature style of art expressed through watercolour, gouache and ink.

Tatachilla wines paired with cheese boards from EBV’s Chapt Two cafe will also be served up on the night.

Cox studied painting at the Victorian College of the Arts in the late 70’s and was awarded the Keith & Elisabeth Murdoch Travelling Fellowship in 1983 where he subsequently spent eighteen months making work in London and Cairo. With a career in the arts spanning over three decades, Cox has staged over 35 solo exhibitions and has participated in over 50 group exhibitions across the country. His work is held in The National Gallery of Australia, The National Gallery of Victoria and other major public and private collections throughout Australia.

Since 2014, Cox took a pivot in his career concentrating on writing, both as a poet and an arts-writer where he became editorial director of German magazine NakedButSafe, in 2014. Now based in Melbourne, Cox continues to write for art magazine Vault as a regular contributor.

Come down exclusively to the creative hub that is the EBV display suite and discover local art works that contribute to the urban fabric of the inner north. The writer in residence program is an example of EBV’s commitment to supporting and nurturing creatives by fostering their artistic talent in a place to call home. The EBV display suite continues to embrace local creatives including painters, sculptors, ceramicists and more.

An evening with Steve Cox – FREE
Wednesday 28 August, 6pm-8pm
EBV Display Suite,143 Nicholson St Brunswick East

East Brunswick Village

East Brunswick Village is a new village to call home. Construction has commenced on the most thoughtfully crafted apartments in Melbourne, in a thriving modern community where sustainable development, urban living and home comfort take precedence. Located only 6 kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD. EBV is bringing the best of apartment living to the city’s vibrant inner north.