Writing About Art
November 26 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
This workshop explores different art writing techniques. The first part of the session will focus on writing about your own art and the secondary part will look at how to write about other artists’ work. The workshop will also touch on how to make ‘the language of art’ accessible.
Who is it for?
Practicing creatives interested in improving their ability to write about their artwork, learning to express key messages and meanings within their art practice.
What will it involve?
Writing exercises, discussions and feedback.
What will I gain?
The opportunity to improve or hone your art writing skills. Guidance in certain writing techniques and key concepts in the language of art. How to make ‘the language of art’ accessible.
About the course leader:
Anneka French is an artist, curator and writer. Recent experimental writing and poetry commissions include those for Photoworks+, Grain Projects, Fire Station Artists’ Studios, Axisweb, Creative Black Country, TACO! and Living Memory. She writes regular reviews and essays for publications including Art Quarterly and Photomonitor. Anneka is also an independent visual arts curator currently working with Coventry Biennial. She has recently undertaken curatorial projects and research in Madrid, Aarhus and Dublin, as well as at galleries and heritage properties in the West Midlands including Grand Union and Croome. She spent four years as Co-ordinator and then Director at regional visual arts network New Art West Midlands (CVAN) and spent six years as Editorial Manager of contemporary art magazine this is tomorrow. Anneka has worked at art galleries including Tate Modern, Ikon, The New Art Gallery Walsall and Wolverhampton Art Gallery, and on publications including Turner Prize 2021.