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27 February — 27 February

10:00 am — 2:00 pm



Art Writing Workshop

NorthSite Contemporary Arts

Join arts writer Tess Maunder as she guides you through an introduction to arts writing structures, focusing on artist bios and reviews.

“Writing about visual art and wider culture is essential to thinking critically, communicating with the public and integral to understanding, evaluating and visually analyzing artworks.

It’s a great skill to develop and continue to hone throughout your practice.

Writing doesn’t have to be complicated, and actually writing without too much inflated language makes the most accessible text for readers.”

Join Tess Maunder as she discusses a range of different writing structures that you, as an artist or a person interested in or currently working in the arts, may need to know.

These include:
1. Develop an exhibition review
2. Develop an artist statement and/or professional bio

The workshop will be structured in three sessions. The first session will be largely listening to an overview of each type of text, and best-practice surrounding text with a Q&A session. In the second session, we will break into groups with a focus on either of the above choices and will together develop some writing. In the third session, we will present our findings and something we learnt from the day.

Workshop timeline:
9:45 AM — Arrive at NorthSite at Bulmba-ja, 96 Abbott Street, Cairns City 4870
10:00 AM — First and second session
12:30 PM — Light food, tea and coffee provided
1:00 PM — Third session
2:00 PM — Concludes workshop

This workshop is usually valued at $160 per person but we are able to offer a discounted price of $45 per person. For NorthSite Members, this workshop is free of charge. NorthSite Members can phone the gallery on 0740509494 to book their tickets. To find out more about becoming a NorthSite Member click here.

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27th February 2022
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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NorthSite Contemporary Arts
96 Abbott Street
Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia
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