This series of workshops will cover key elements, histories, and approaches to art writing practices. Course participants will learn about examples of art writing, including recent work by Irish art writers, international and historical figures. Through responding to a range of themes and prompts, participants will have the opportunity to consider writing with, from and alongside contemporary art practices. Participants are welcome to join one stand-alone workshop or take part in the full series. An overview of each workshop will be sent to participants in advance. Join us for lively looking, thinking and writing!
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Saturday 18th February 2pm – 4pm Theme: Timelines
This workshop will explore modes of writing and literary strategies that experiment, challenge and play with timelines of art objects, from when they are made to moments of exhibiting.
Saturday 25th March 2pm – 4pm Theme: Material
This workshop will explore ways of writing about artwork’s material properties, form and contexts.
Saturday 22nd April 11:30am – 13:30pm Theme: Story
This workshop will look at writing stories about, alongside or from an artwork. Using a selection of examples of contemporary art as prompts, you will learn how to write stories inspired by artworks.
Saturday 27th May 2pm – 4pm Theme: Critique
This workshop will unpack ways to critically respond to an exhibition. You will learn how to consider artworks through a critical lens and experiment with modes of reviewing a body of work.
Saturday 24th June 11:30am – 13:30pm Theme: Biographical Fictioning
This workshop will introduce ways of writing your own personal experiences in relation to viewing and responding to art. Mixing autobiography with critique, this will be a space of experimentation and close consideration of engagement with artworks.
Funded by Roscommon County Council Creative Ireland Programme 2023