Matt Abbott YSP punk poems

As part of Arts Council Collection’s Store To Tour project, Matt Abbott was commissioned to write a series of poems in response to the ‘Revolt & Revolutions’ exhibition at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Matt regularly visited YSP as a kid, and has been a social and political activist since his mid-teens, so it was the ideal commission; writing poetry in response to the punk portraits and the show overall.

You can listen to his poems at ACC’s website here, plus watch the video that they produced, which includes interviews with Matt and the exhibition’s curator Helen Pheby and YSP’s Emma Spencer.

Matt Abbott Revolt & Revolutions | Nymphs & Thugs
One of Steve Johnston’s punk portraits