Culture Northern Ireland coverage of A Beginners Guide to Art Bollocks with Jason Oakley


A Beginners Guide to Art Bollocks with Jason Oakley editor of  the Visual Artists News Sheet on Tuesday 1 Mar @ Ormeau Baths Gallery has received coverage from Culture Northern Ireland

A Beginners Guide to Art Bollocks was part of the OBG and VAI Critical Writing Competition 2011.  Jason’s talk, “which he mischievously called ‘A guide to useless and ridiculous art appendages’, isn’t a critique or a dissection of the language of art critics. It is more to find a balance between justification and jollification of the *cultural hegemony of wilfully opaque critical discourse.  Oakley’s keen to assure us from the start that the ‘bollocks’ in question are non-gender specific. Everyone is relieved to learn obfuscatory art criticism is not principally a masculine pursuit.”

Check it on on Culture Northern Ireland website complete with audio.  Further details of our Professional Development programme are available here.