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Practice makes Practice

Critical Writing Workshop with Lauren Velvick

Wednesday 28 September 6pm - 8pm (Zoom lines open at 5.45pm) NewBridge Gallery

An opportunity to be in a space with artists from other organisations, hearing from an untrained art writer about their approach and the multiple things writing critically about art can lead to!

Wednesday 28 September

6pm – 8 pm, Zoom lines open at 5.45pm. Break in the middle.

Online (Zoom) and in-person at the NewBridge Project

In this session Lauren Velvick will be drawing on her experience across different, and sometimes conflicting roles in regional/peripheral arts scenes (or ecologies) to think through writing about and critiquing art in a roundabout way that serves participants as creative practitioners and their creative communities. This won’t be a how-to for writing an artist statement, a review or pursuing a career in cultural journalism, but rather an exercise in thinking together about why we write about our own and each other’s art, and how we work out what we really think and want to say about it. As well as this individual and communal aspect, participants will be looking at past and current publishing structures for art writing and writing about art, questioning how they affect what gets written, their fitness and what else we might do.

Check out Lauren’s website:

Here is an article about the history of Corridor8: A Brief History of Corridor8

The event will incorporate some hands-on exercises, some listening and some discussion.

The structure will be a series of 15 min conversations/activities with a break at 6:45pm. If people want to come with an example of a publication, a specific review/feature and an online artwork that’s great, but Lauren will have some examples to share as well.

You might have some writing experience, you might have none – all welcome! Book your tickets now – FREE for members, £3 for non-members.


This event is part of Practice makes Practice, an artist development programme run by artists for artists and the wider arts community.

Practice makes Practice

The NewBridge Project
Shieldfield Centre
4-8 Clarence Walk (off Stoddart Street)
Newcastle upon Tyne


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