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The Art of Writing

Creative talks for arts professionals

Art of Writing is a platform for bold discussion, fresh insights and intelligent reflections on the interface between writing and art.

How does good art history get written? Curators, critics, academics, gallerists, broadcasters, artists and creative practitioners across many fields all work with language and the craft of writing to deliver concise, rich, provocative and award-winning texts about art.

The Art of Writing is a series of talks bringing eminent art writers to diverse audiences. It provides a platform for bold discussion, fresh insights, tricks of the trade, and intelligent reflections on the interface between writing and art.


2013

Caroline Campbell
Object, Image, Text: Writing for Exhibiton Catalogues

Tuesday 1 October 6.00 Arrivals. 6.30 -7.30, followed by drinks
The Gallery, 70 Cowcross Street, Farringdon, London
Tickets: £6. FULLY BOOKED

Caroline Campbell will be talking about writing for major exhibitions including writing catalogues and working with interpretation and education teams.

Caroline is Curator of Italian Paintings before 1500 at The National Gallery. She is working on two exhibition projects for 2014, one of which examines architecture, its meaning and purpose in Italian Renaissance painting. Her publications include Peter Lely: A Lyrical Vision (2012), Majoliques: La faience italienne au temps des humanistes 1480 - 530 (2011), Bellini and the East (2005) and Temptation in Eden: Lucas Cranach's "Adam and Eve" (2007). Prior to taking up her appointment at the National Gallery, she was Schroder Foundation Curator of Paintings at The Courtauld Gallery from 2005-12 where her exhibitions included Toulouse-Lautrec and Jane Avril: Beyond the Moulin Rouge (2011) and Love and Marriage in Renaissance Florence: The Courtauld Wedding Chests. (2009).

Tickets: £6. FULLY BOOKED

The Art of Writing is hosted by The Culture Capital Exchange and organised by the Association of Art Historians, which promotes the professional practice and public understanding of art history.


Past Events

2013

Susie Harries
Containing Multitudes: Writing About Pevsner
The pleasures and perils of primary sources
17 June 2013

Adrian Rifkin
Art Writing, or the perfect dis-union of word and image
4 April 2013

2012

Robert Hewison
Sight and Insight: Words and Ideas
26 November 2012 

Jacky Klein, Commissioning Editor, Thames and Hudson
From pitch to publication: Art, language and audience
31 October 2012 

The Art of Writing
is convened by Christina Bradstreet (Sotheby’s Institute of Art) and Ayla Lepine (University of Nottingham).

 

Holding a Ruling Pen, Source: “A Textbook on Ornamental Design” (1901) Holding a Ruling Pen, Source: “A Textbook on Ornamental Design” (1901)