Anita Jawary is a Melbourne artist and writer. As an artist Anita, (Nita) has held 13 solo shows and has appeared in several group and community exhibitions. She is also a guide for the National Gallery of Victoria. As a writer, Anita produced and delivered The Dickensian Challenge where she undertook to write a story a week for community radio and has written over 300 journalistic and academic articles. She is also author of The Perpetual Table. During lockdown in 2020 Anita began writing ekphrastic poetry and has not stopped. You can read her works at https://beguidedbyart.com/ekphrasis/.