Corridor8 Art Writing Workshop @ The Tetley, Leeds
Saturday 26 November, 2-5pm
This discursive event will explore the creative dimensions of art writing today, with presentations by writers Colin Perry, Sally O’Reilly and The Tetley’s writer-in-residence Abi Mitchell. A panel discussion and Q&A will cover a number of topics crucial to publishing in the art world, such as identifying different categories and styles of art writing, and deploying research, interpretation and experimentation within particular contexts.
Attendees will be the first to hear about Corridor8’s new critical writing programme – including a number of paid writing opportunities – and other ways to get involved in art writing across the Northern ‘corridor’. A range of publications will be available to browse and purchase (some at discounted rates), and attendees are encouraged to bring along examples of their own work. Writers and artists at any stage of career are welcome, and there will be opportunities to meet other writers and creative professionals throughout the afternoon.
The event is now fully booked.
This event is funded by Arts Council England.
Abi Mitchell is a writer and arts programmer based in West Yorkshire. She is a regular contributor to online art journals and co-directs SPUR, a commissioning organisation which produces new works by contemporary artists nationally and internationally including digital, video and writing.
Sally O’Reilly writes for performance, page and video. Besides contributing to several art magazines and numerous exhibition catalogues, she has written the libretto for the opera The Virtues of Things (Royal Opera, Aldeburgh Music, Opera North, 2015), a monograph on Mark Wallinger (Tate Publishing, 2015) and The Body in Contemporary Art (Thames & Hudson, 2009). She was writer in residence at the Whitechapel Art Gallery (2010–11) and at Modern Art Oxford (2016); producer and co-writer of The Last of the Red Wine, a radio sitcom set in the art world (ICA, London, 2011), and co-editor of Implicasphere (2003–8), an interdisciplinary broadsheet. Her novel, Crude, about public speaking, sensuality and the oil industry, will be published by Eros Press in October 2016.
Colin Perry is a writer and researcher based in London, with features, review and essays published in Afterall, Art Monthly, Frieze, ArtReview, Art in America, Moving Image Review & Art Journal as well as numerous art books and artists’ catalogues. He is the reviews editor for MIRAJ and has edited a number of arts publications including Biennials and Beyond: Exhibitions That Made Art History, 1962-2002 (Bruce Altshuler, Phaidon Press, 2013) and Land Art in Britain (Hayward Publishing, 2013). He currently teaches on the BA and MA Culture, Curation and Criticism courses at Central Saint Martins.