Study Event

Writing on Art

3 February 2016 –2 March 2016 : 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wednesdays on 3, 10, 24 February and 2 March

This course explores practicalities and concepts of writing about art, and is led by art critic and editor, Colin Perry. It will outline the key skills needed to write clearly, intelligently and passionately about art. Writing on Art is a professional development course for those with an interest in furthering their own art writing abilities. It will equip you with skills needed to contribute to a range of platforms – from magazines and journals to catalogues, blogs and press releases. It is aimed at curators, practitioners, postgraduate students and others who are engaged in critical debates about art.

Writing on Art consists of four evening sessions lasting two hours each and a one-to-one tutorial. In the first week, there will be an introductory session, looking at the practical skills, possibilities and ethics of art writing. In the following weeks, sessions will look at core aspects of writing on art, including in-depth reflections on works, as well as critical and contextual analysis. Participants will also work on a piece of writing of their choice, which will be the subject of a one-to-one tutorial at the end of the course.

Colin Perry is a regular contributor to Frieze and Art Monthly, and has written for numerous other art publications. He has edited publications for Phaidon Publishing and Hayward Publishing, and is Reviews Editor of the journal MIRAJ (Moving Image Review & Art Journal). He has taught at Central Saint Martins, Royal College of Art and Royal Academy, and is a PhD researcher at Central Saint Martins.