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Forge Professional Workshop Series: Art Writing 101

  • Akin Lansdowne, Studio 302 87 Wade Avenue Toronto, ON, M6H 1P5 Canada (map)

Learn essential art writing skills including approaches to writing and formatting your artist CV and artist statement before exploring a more creative approach to writing about art.

Tuesday, April 8, 2017 / 10:00am to 1:00pm / Studio 302, Akin Lansdowne- 87 Wade Avenue
$ 30.00 - Space is limited, get your ticket at

A workshop designed for artists, writers, and curators wishing to improve their practical art writing skills but also develop a more creative approach to writing about art, and/or writing for artists, and/or writing as artists. Writing is approached as a tool for deepening the connection between viewer, the written word, and the art ‘object’. As writers, we see and learn through our writing. If we can approach art-writing in a similar way to art-making, we will eliminate the possibility of producing tedious or unnecessarily didactic statements. Instead, we will learn to look at writing as a companion to art, one that enriches the experience of viewing and can even become an object to be viewed in and of itself.

‘The text you write must prove to me that it desires me’ – Roland Barthes

About the Instructor:
Alex Bowron is an artist and freelance writer based in Toronto. She holds a BFA in sculpture/installation and an MA in critical cultural theory. Bowron’s art takes the form of text, performance and image. Her writing ranges from academic to experimental and has appeared in numerous publications, galleries and collaborative art projects.