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Art Writing | A Short Introductory Course


Art Writing | A Short Introductory Course

To encourage more diverse and critical writing on art in the local context, Penang Art District is putting together an Art Writing Programme to provide a platform for writers to expand their thinking and hone their critical writing skills with a focus on visual art.

The programme kicks off with A Short Introductory Course designed by Rogue Art, held in Penang and tailored to offer hands-on and practical guidance with a feedback and critique component at the end of the course.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn from art professionals such as journalists, curators, art researchers and academicians. This course is geared for English medium writing, and is open to participants from various backgrounds and experience, although some background in art would be beneficial.

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Application deadline: 31 October 2019

Course Fee: RM350
*Subsidised rates are available for college/university/IPT students


Session I (2 November 2019)
# Why Do We Write About Art?
A kick-off session to explore participants’ interests in art writing and motivations, and some basic considerations in art writing. Facilitated by Beverly Yong of RogueArt.

Session II (16 & 17 November 2019)
# Art Writing as a Profession
Hear from a panel of professionals about their processes and experiences writing on art in the fields of art history, journalism, criticism and curating.

# How to Analyse Art?
A practical afternoon session with Laura Fan on building vocabulary and methodologies to read art.

# Exploring Art in Penang
Field visits to exhibitions around George Town with panelists; creating opportunities for informal practical criticism, advice and discussion. Includes practical session on photo documentation of artworks and exhibitions. Participants will be given writing assignments related to the exhibitions and field visit.

Session III (7 December 2019)
# Crit Session
Feedback and critique of participants’ writing assignments in a group discussion.

Map Penang Art DistrictLebuhraya Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu, 10300 George Town, Malaysia, George Town, Malaysia
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