Raining Poetry in the Hills

​Adelaide Hills Council has partnered with the University of Adelaide JM Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice to bring art installation Raining Poetry to the district. Four-line poems were sent in by the community earlier this year and selected works have been turned into stencils. In the past days the project team has painted the poetry onto surfaces across seven townships in invisible paint. Water will reveal the words to the public.

Explore the concrete around you and see if you can spy a unique poem hidden in the rain.

Click here to download a trail guide and happy hunting!

Poetry used in the project:


Grey black day..., John Kennedy


Woorabinda Dreaming, Sue Black
When rain writes itself, Rachael Mead
And the change rained on everything, Lindsay Tootell
Feet, Lesley Ewing


After Rain, Suzanne Shearer
Watch your step, Dion Tsimiklis
Tiny tentacles, Tracey O'Callaghan


Firebird, Molly Murn


Listening to your words, Dean Farrow
Winter in the Hills, Margaret Reichardt


Places of Wonder, Richard Falkner
A deluge starts something, Fiona Shilton
In daytime, Dirk McGown


​In my Garden, Bert Fillmore
There is beauty in the youthful mind, Lauren Bronwyn Wagner
Refugee, Carole Migalka

Find the poems in the rain