Artists need to produce statements for exhibitions, publicity material and websites. A good artist’s statement provides the audience (potential collectors and critics) with an entry point into the artist’s work, stimulating curiosity about their art and an insight into the artist. However, many artists struggle to write a satisfactory statement.
This workshop helps artists produce good quality statements about their work. The workshop has been run at the Jerwood Gallery in Hastings, Putney School of Art, the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill and the Mary Ward Centre, London. It has always been very successful with participants enthusiastic about the statements they have produced.
The workshop lasts three hours and is very practical and hands-on. Participants come away with a finished statement at the end of the process.
The workshop content includes:
- what’s the purpose of a statement?
- discussion of real examples of artists’ statements
- a powerful visualisation to surface ideas
- how to organise your thoughts
- how to structure your writing
- writing tips
- drafting the statement
- reviewing and revising the statement.
Colin Pink is a professional writer (an award winning scriptwriter and poet), a trained coach-facilitator, curates exhibitions, lectures and writes about art.
Here is some feedback from artists who have participated in the workshop:
‘It is an extremely useful workshop! Structured in a brilliant way. We all left with statements that are much more empowered than before.’
‘Very, very good, interesting and informative workshop revealing simple but powerful truths about writing an artist statement!’
‘Really good straight forward process, clear and productive.’
‘It’s formed the backbone of how I will not only write but approach other creative processes.’
Places for events are often limited so booking is essential. Visit Mascalls Gallery or call 01892 839039 for more information and to book your place.