Giving Poetry Wings 3

The Radioactive Blog

Giving Poetry Wings (GPW) is an Extended Reality (XR) digital art exhibition, which showcases collaborative work between 10 selected artists (poets and digital artists based in South Africa and Malawi). The work created is the result of online workshops hosted by Thuthukani Ndlovu (The Radioactive Blog) from 12 to 17 June 2020.

Enter the virtual exhibition created by Curat10n by clicking ‘View work’ during the Festival. You can also download the exhibition to view in your own time – during and after the Festival. For the best experience, you are advised to use a computer and wear earphones to access the exhibition.

This is the third edition of GPW. Previous work curated in GPW has been featured at Creativate 2018 & 2019, Fakugesi African Innovation Digital Festival and Brighton Digital Festival. The GPW programme received the 2019 Word N Sound – Innovation in Poetry award. Last year, the focus was on digital art, poetry and augmented reality, but this year the focus will extend to virtually exhibiting the curated work through videos and spoken word.


Presented as part of the Creativate Digital Arts Festival


The Radioactive Blog is an online creative hub that aims to promote dope creatives from different backgrounds. This is done through hosting events, workshops, their online platforms, and collaborating with other creatives and stakeholders that are willing and able to assist in playing a positive role in the development of the creative sector in Africa.

The Radioactive Blog selected 10 artists from South Africa and Malawi (5 poets and 5 digital artists).