How to write about art

11 Mar 2016

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11:00 – 18:00

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Whitechapel Gallery

London, United Kingdom


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  • Bus: 25, 205, 254
  • Aldgate East / Aldgate
  • Liverpool Street
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In this intensive one day course, Gilda Williams, author of ‘How to Write about Contemporary Art’ offers a guide on writing for a spectrum of forms.


As digital media has expanded the discussion of art worldwide, the ability to write about contemporary art with clarity and originality has never been so necessary. Gilda Williams, author of ‘How to Write about Contemporary Art’  offers a guide on writing for a spectrum of forms, from a press release to a review, from a catalogue essay to a museum panel, from website copy to an academic essay. Sessions include:

  • Who is listening? Why write?
  • Explaining, evaluating
  • Discussion and practical session
  • Description and its discontents
  • Pitching and getting published

10am – 5pm
Lunch and refreshments provided

The Art Fund supports this ‘How to: Inside the Gallery’ series by offering a number of fully funded places per course for curators and museum and gallery professionals. The deadline is 18 December 2015, to apply, head to the Art Fund Website.

For more information please contact: Sophie Thornberry,

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