Austria, Salzburg

Images into Words: Writing About Contemporary Art

when 22 July 2019 - 31 July 2019
language English
duration 2 weeks

Are you a curator whose work requires you to write both snappy press releases and theoretical catalogue essays? An emerging or established art critic? Are you an artist who works with text, an art blogger, or someone who simply enjoys translating visual experiences into words? Writing about contemporary art is never easy, no matter what its purpose. This workshop provides an array of tools to help art writers in all areas to find not only their individual voices, but also focus and flow.

We will consider different forms of art writing, along with their histories and idiosyncracies. We will practise skills such as focused research, close viewing, interviewing, and the all-important steps of self-revision and editing. We will learn how to approach the blank page or screen unafraid, and discover our own writing processes. We will discuss the business of art writing – from pitching to how to best work with editors. Through discussions, group sessions, exercises, and individual consultations and assessments, participants will learn how to “throw the clay” (write first drafts) and then shape those raw words into polished texts they can consistently feel good about.

Course leader

Kimberly Bradley

Target group

Open to anyone interested in fine arts and writing about it

Fee info

EUR 0: EUR 600: Regular fee
EUR 472: Reduced fee for students


Send application for grants by 3 April 2019. Link on official website