Joanne Laws is Features Editor of the Visual Artists’ News Sheet where she commissions and develops new writing for an Irish arts readership. She is also an arts writer and a regular contributor to international arts publications including Art Monthly and Frieze. She is curious about the ethnographic and archival functions of the arts, as well as the role of arts education and research in generating new forms of knowledge. Joanne is a member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) and was previously coordinator of the Roscommon Visual Artists Forum (RVAF) and assistant editor for the online resource publicart.ie. She has previously developed research reports and policy documents for organisations such as 126 Artist-Run Gallery, Kilkenny Arts Office and Youth Work Ireland.