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‘Spaces of Criticality: Writing about Creative Practice’

With Lizzie Lloyd

10am-12.30pm, Thursday 31st March 2022, FREE

Venue: Onca Barge at Brighton Marina, UK

‘Spaces of Criticality: Writing about Creative Practice’ is a workshop exploring approaches to writing about research and practice. The workshop uses hands-on exercises, discussion and collaboration to encourage participants to explore ways of communicating their practice in terms that capture the spirit and ethos of a given project. We will be asking: how can writing be harnessed not just as a vehicle to convey information but as a means of performing the ideas of our work? What is the relationship between our work and our writing about our work? When our practice involves working with people and communities, how can we embed different voices into our texts? How can we create a text that enables the specific space, environment and geographical location of our work to surface in writing about our work? We will be looking at ways to give voice to the multiple agencies of people, places, living, and non-living things that populate and animate our work.

This free workshop is open to university staff and students, as well as to independent researchers and practitioners.

Lizzie Lloyd is a Bristol-based art writer, with a particular interest in art writing that holds theory, practice and experimentation in the balance. She has contributed to numerous publications including Art Monthly, Art Review and Journal of Contemporary Painting. Her writing has been commissioned by Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Workplace Gallery, Field Art Projects, New Art Projects, Foreground, Exeter Phoenix, and Hestercombe Gallery among many others. She has facilitated writing workshops within a number of Higher Education and arts organisations, nationally and internationally, including previously at Plymouth College of Art, Plymouth Art Centre, Hauser and Wirth Somerset, and Index: The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation.  She is Senior Lecturer in Fine Art / Art and Writing at University of the West of England and completed her doctoral thesis in 2019 at University of Bristol.

Hosted by the Centre for Spatial, Environmental and Cultural Politics at the University of Brighton.

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Limited places, please book in advance.

Venue and access information here.