New book!

I have been collaborating for a number of years with Suffolk artist Sula Rubens R.W.S. Sula’s solo exhibition KIND opened on 22nd April at Mandell’s Gallery, Elm Hill, Norwich (22nd April – 20 May 2023). Our joint poetry and art publication ‘Sleeping Under Clouds’ (Clayhanger Press) is available from Clayhanger Press’s website , at the exhibition or from Sue if you contact her via the contact box on this website. 

Here is the link to the recording of the launch on 4 May 2023:

Clare Best writes:

Sula Rubens’ subtly layered, haunting images and Sue Wallace-Shaddad’s clear and direct poems sit naturally together in a creative exchange that is rooted in honesty, compassion and tenderness. The people, animals and landscapes presented here – all the more affecting for the anonymity of their circumstances – reach out to us as readers and viewers, and draw us into the conversation. These pages are full of beauty, trust and the realities of life on the move and under duress, when kinship and hope are home and life-blood.


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