Rescheduled – Nov 15 | Writing About Your Work with Sue Rainsford


Date: Wed Nov 15 2017, 10:30am to 4.30pm
Venue: Visual Artists Ireland
Address: Windmill View House, Oliver Bond St, Dublin 8

As an artist, you will be required to write about your work for a variety of reasons including press releases, proposals and applications. Focusing on the artist statement, this session will equip participants with a text to work from, develop and adapt in the future.

Concisely conveying core elements of your practice is essential to promoting your work and ensuring its accessibility. Covering such topics as proposals, funding applications, and statements for press and marketing purposes, we will discuss the dos and don’ts in writing statements. Over the course of the day, participants will work in an interactive way with peer supported feedback, producing texts that succinctly deliver their concepts, approaches and methodologies.

Sue Rainsford is a writer & researcher based in Dublin. Her practice is concerned with hybrid texts and radical or chronic experience, the intersection between visual and literary arts practices, and explicit fusions of embodiment and critical inquiry. She is a graduate of Trinity College, IADT, and Bennington College, Vermont, editor of the limited edition publication some mark made, and recipient of the VAI Critical Writing Award 2016/17. Current projects include Entirely hollow aside from the dark, a psycho-acoustic installation made in collaboration with Alan James Burns. In September 2017, she and Bridget O’Gorman will commence the Freud Project Residency at IMMA, responding to Lucian Freud’s assertion ‘I want the paint to feel like flesh.’

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