Artist statements are a necessary tool for every artist; whether applying to open calls, writing exhibition proposals, putting together text for an exhibition hand-out, or including information on your website about you. An artist statement lets people know what your work is about, and can even be a useful thing to refer back to when you’re researching new projects or sketching out new ideas. However, they can be the thorn in every artist’s side and it can be hard to condense lots of ideas into a few sentences.
In this workshop we’re going to explore different ways to get our ideas down on paper and get over that dreaded writer’s block. Most importantly, we’re going to think of fun ways to share ideas about our work so that artist statement’s aren’t always such a drag.
The workshop is open to people working in all mediums and at all stages of their artistic journey, whether you’ve been making art for 30 years or 30 days. There will be no pressure to share anything with the group, and we’ll be keeping the numbers limited.
Laura Porter is a sculpture and installation artist, having graduated from Middlesex University in 2014, and is currently studying an MA in Sculpture at Camberwell (UAL). Laura has exhibited extensively across the country, and has had a solo exhibition at The Plough Arts Centre and was in the 2016 Broomhill National Sculpture Prize. In 2021 she lead the British Council funded project ‘Reciprocal Space’, and has been awarded the a-n Time, Space, Money funding. Laura Porter is also a director of Studio KIND. alongside Richard Gregory.
17 Jul 2022 10:00 am-12:00 pm
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