This workshop aims to give arts practitioners knowledge of the structures and organisations in the UK arts scene, with a particular focus on venues and the differences between London-based organisations and regional organisations. It will also give insights into how to develop and maintain effective working relationships with these organisations. Oliver Carruthers is currently Director of Gulbenkian, the University ofKent’s Arts Centre. Previously he was Artistic Director at Rich Mix from 2009 until 2018. Oliver’s passion is for creating space for other people to flourish in, building relationships between artists, communities, funders, teams, producers & partners to create great art. Throughout his career, he has built a reputation
for programming across disciplines and championing inclusion and diversity.
Thursday, 19 March 2020
With Aimee Dawson / The Art Newspaper
This 90-minute workshop is aimed at aspiring young writers, artists and art enthusiasts who want to refine their writing skills and learn more about the art writing industry. The class will go through the writing process from start to finish including finding and pitching ideas; developing and structuring a story; and promoting and maximising on your content
The workshop will focus on writing about art and culture from the Middle East, looking carefully at popular artists and recurring themes as well as important things to consider and pitfalls to avoid. Despite the regional focus, the skills taught in this workshop are broadly applicable to all areas of visual art.
Thursday, 26 March 2020,
with Amina Salama
Amina is a freelance information designer based in London. She converts societal data sets into meaningful and engaging visualisations. Amina is a native Arabic and French speaker. She studied and worked as an Architect in Egypt for several years, focusing primarily on research and development for informal settlements
Introduction to data visualisation (alternative approaches including Giorgia Lupi’s ‘data humanism’).
Learn how to find and use data in contexts you wouldn’t expect. Learn how to use mundane and humanistic data as an observational tool and a creative material. Draw an abstract representation of yourself / yourdaily habits through data.
Why is this important? Explore examples of pioneers in the field and different types of representation.
* Paper pencils and pens provided