Call for Applications: Art Writing and Criticism Workshop at Enjoy

I’m really excited to be part of the first workshop in an ongoing series on art writing and criticism that will be hosted by Enjoy Gallery in June. See below for further information and don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions!

Enjoy’s Art Writing and Criticism Workshop encourages emerging art critics in Wellington and explores the relationship that quality criticism has to the quality of art being developed. The workshop will consist of a group of selected applicants who will be mentored by established art critics and writers. The mentors and tutors will give a one hour talk about art writing and feedback to two participants each about their writing. Emerging writers will have the opportunity to strengthen their work through one-on-one email consultations with leading art critics.

Appropriate candidates for this workshop are those who wish to improve their art writing skills, develop complex ideas clearly and situate art works within their broader contexts. The applicants who are most likely to benefit from participation in the workshop will be chosen. Participants will attend all sessions with mentors and workshop sessions are in the evenings.

Please send a short cover letter stating your goals for the workshop experience and two sample texts of no more than 500 words each. Texts can be (but are not limited to,): short reviews, essays or experimental responses to an art work or exhibition, or excerpts from a larger body of work.

Workshop Dates:

June 19th – July 10th Tuesday June 19th Jon Bywater and Louise Menzies

Tuesday June 26th Rachel O’Neill

Tuesday July 3rd Mark Amery

Tuesday July 10th Megan Dunn

Another workshop will be organised with other writers from around NZ and new participants in October 2012.

More details here.


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