When: Saturday 9th September 2017,  14:00 – 17:30 

Where: Batter Street Studios – Plymouth Art Centre

This workshop aims to bring together practitioners involved in (or interested in becoming more involved in) art journalism & criticism (writing about art) and art practice that involves words / text / writing processes (writing as art).

During the workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to:

– Meet other artists & writers

– Take part in practical tasks & exercises (led by workshop facilitators)

– Think about ideas for potential ‘live writing events’ to happen during the Plymouth Art Weekender 2017 (22/23/24 September)

Join Visual Arts Plymouth  for a series of creative tasks & writing exercises led by Lizzie Lloyd (Art Monthly, frieze, this is tomorrow and Aesthetica Magazine online), Maddy Hearn (Pineapple Falls, Counter – art book fair, a-n), Sophie Mellor (Close and Remote) & Kim Bagley (Interpreting Ceramics, Ceramics Southern Africa).

SOME EXPERIENCE NECESSARY – to get the most from this workshop, you will need to have some existing experience of critical writing (such as reviews of current exhibitions) and/or have an emerging / established arts practice. The most important qualifications you should hold are intellectual curiosity, a passion for art / creative practice, and the desire to use writing as a way to ask fundamental questions about art and life.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL: You can book your space on the workshop via Eventbrite 


The ART WRITING WORKSHOP is followed by :

Made In Plymouth / Plymouth Art Weekender artists and writers Meet & Greet (Sat 9 Sept 2017 //Plymouth Arts Centre // 17:30 – 18:30 – optional) and fish & chips in the Dolphin (from 19:00 – optional)