a-n: Writing about your practice workshop, a-n The Artists Information Company

a-n: Writing about your practice workshop, a-n The Artists Information Company a-n: Writing about your practice workshop, a-n The Artists Information Company


Venue: Walker Art Gallery
Dates: 22/09/2016
Times: 10:00 - 16:00


Writing about your practice workshop, a-n The Artists Information Company

A practical workshop about promoting your work for a range of different audiences and outcomes by using language effectively and avoiding jargon. Led by artist and writer Alistair Gentry.

The session looks at:

  • Tips and tricks for communicating your ideas effectively and creatively
  • Differentiating between ‘good’ and ‘effective’ writing to achieve specific objectives
  • Developing your confidence in articulating your practice
  • The different contexts for writing about art from statements to proposals, websites, reviews and social media

This session is designed to help you to develop your own writing in a friendly, supportive environment. All participants are asked to bring some texts they have written about their own practice for group discussion and constructive feedback.

Alistair Gentry is an artist and writer whose work for performance, broadcast and installation has been shown throughout the UK and Europe, in Japan, in China and in the USA. He writes fiction, critical texts, and the art world blog ‘Career Suicide’.

How to book
Book your place here

Who is the session for
This event is relevant to visual artists at all career stages.

Cost to attend
£ 10 (all attendees will receive a free copy of the John Moores Painting Prize 2016 catalogue, value £9.99)

The day Includes coffee, tea and soft drinks but lunch is not included.

This session forms part of a-n’s professional development programme that also includes networking events, bursaries, advice and guidance as well as online toolkits and expert guides. To find out more visit a-n.co.uk.

Costs are subsidised by a-n The Artists Information Company and National Museums Liverpool / John Moores Painting Prize