How to Write an Artist Statement: Back-to-Basics Writing Class
Facilitator: Laura Robertson
Old Beecham’s, Water Street, St Helens (Heart of Glass, Workspace)
Wednesday 15 March 2017, 10.00 – 17.00
Taking part in an exhibition soon? Think your website’s ‘about’ page could do with a revamp? Being able to clearly communicate and contextualise artwork is essential for any practicing artist. Yet writing about your own work – in your own way — can be difficult and stressful. This practical and friendly day-long workshop welcomes artists wishing to get to grips with their work, ideas and wider intellectual concerns through writing. Led by The Double Negative magazine co-founder/editor and freelance art critic (frieze, ArtReview, Art Monthly) Laura Robertson, we will discuss the motivations and essentials of a good artist statement; understand the difference between critical and descriptive language; practise writing and communication skills; and leave with a first draft artist statement.