Redeye's Rethink Sessions aim to help photographers and artists navigate the COVID-19 crisis; to reprioritise, and find new ideas and income during the pandemic and beyond.
A good artist statement gives the audience an access point into your work, communicating clearly who you are. It is about finding your creative voice. For this Rethink Session we will take a focused look at writing about your work with writer, curator and academic Camilla Brown.
In this workshop Camilla will take us through the basics of writing about your work, whether this is the first time you’ve formally written about your practice or if you want to use this time in lockdown to refresh and updating your existing artist statement.
As preparation for the session Camilla would like you to write in 100-150 words who you are; what you do and what your work is about. Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org by 9am on Tuesday 9th June if you are willing for it to be shared in the session. Please note that by sharing your statement with us it may be used in the workshop as an example to help others. All critique will be constructive and if you’d like to remain anonymous please state that clearly in your email. If you don't submit a statement you are still welcome to come along and listen.
Camilla Brown is a curator, writer and educator on contemporary art, specialising in photography based in the Derbyshire. For ten years she was Senior curator at The Photographers’ Gallery, London previously she was Exhibitions Curator at Tate Liverpool. She works at both the University of Derby, where she teaches on the MA photography and film and at Middlesex University as Senior Lecturer Creative Industries. Her writing on contemporary photography is regularly published in books and magazines. For the past 2 years she has been Associate Curator at Grain Photography Hub. She is on the steering group for the Format Photography Festival.
Who is it for?
This event is free and open to all. Recommended for photographers, artists and other creators, and anyone wanting to rewrite or refresh their artist statement.
Tuesday 9th June 2020, 6pm - 7:15pm.
Online! Booking will close on Tuesday 26th May at 2pm and we will then be in touch with everyone who has registered with the meeting code and password. You will need an internet connection and a computer, smartphone or tablet. This event will take place over Zoom, you don't need an account to join in but if you have an older browser you might find that the desktop app runs more smoothly.
Please register for free by 2pm on Tuesday 9th June to receive your invitation to the meeting.
Image © Adam Lee.