Art Work: Why Write About Art?

Image Credit: Photo: Anna Kott

Hauser & Wirth Somerset

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Friday 22 November 2019
10 – 2.30 pm
Opening Hours: 10 – 4
Booking essential
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We are pleased to announce the next edition of our Art Work series. Art Work is aimed at students considering a future in art and design. How do you know you want to be an artist? What is the best way to talk about yourself and your work?

What does it mean to write about images in art? We are surrounded and often bombarded by visual images. Our ability to make sense of them, to read between the lines of imagery and to ‘translate’ images into words, has never been more pressing. Writing about art can feel like an intimidating prospect. So much of what we read on gallery walls, on artist’s websites and in exhibition catalogues almost feels like a different language full of complicated ideas and art world jargon. 

This workshop is designed to give an insight into what the work of writing about art involves. Through word play, hands-on experimentation and lively discussion, we’ll discover why writing about art is so important, how to get your writing off the ground and how you can develop and use these invaluable skills. The workshop will be led by writer and translator, Lizzie Lloyd.

Students must bring in one meaningful object to the session and something to write with.

Art Work: Why Write About Art? takes place over two sessions on Friday 22 November, 10 am – 12 pm and 12.30 pm – 2.30 pm.

Art Work workshops are for 6th form and FE students. Schools and colleges can make group bookings for up to 10 students and individual bookings are welcome. 

To make a booking please contact the education team on 01749 814 060 or [email protected]

Lizzie Lloyd is a writer and translator, and lectures in Fine Art and Art / Visual Culture at the University of the West of England. Her writing is included in multiple exhibition catalogues appearing alongside shows in Exeter Phoenix, Hestercombe Gallery, UH Gallery, and Bridport Museum. Lloyd contributes to a range of magazines and journals including Art Monthly, Art Review, and artnet among many others. She was writer-in-residence at Arnolfini Gallery in 2016 and in Plymouth in 2017. Her doctoral thesis entitled ‘Art Writing and Subjectivity: Towards a Poetic Art History’ was completed in 2018 at the University of Bristol.

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