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Jack Hunter





Jack came to the attention of the Dundonald Art Corridor as the 14 year old winner of the 2019 Dundonald Young Poet of the Year. We love Jack! He’s brilliant and just what the DAC was set up for – to find young talent like him.

During the Coronavirus Lockdown Jack wrote a series of diaries in collaboration with Ann, a retired resident. The idea was to see what lockdown looked like through the eyes of young and old, in what we call our DAC OldSkool campaign where we get young and older working together. It was a triumph!

We can vouch that Jack is a truly wonderful young man who will do great things for the world. If you agree and would like to offer Jack an opportunity, please contact him through the site here


Dundonald Young Poet of the Year 2019

We were delighted to crown Jack the ‘Dundonald Young Poet of the Year 2019’.

We had loads of fantastic entries, but Jack’s observations about the world around him here in Dundonald resonated with the judges.

Part of the prize was for Jack’s poem to be the first poem to be painted up in Poetry Corner in The Street Gallery | Church Road | Dundonald.

Sinead Morrissey, Belfast’s first poet laureate, wrote this about Jack’s poem:

This is a poem full of energy and detail, which captures the sense of being in-between (“as we grow and shrink and grow a bit more”) in both the person speaking and the place being described. A homage to transitoriness, and yet affirming nonetheless.