Art Writing for Artists and Critics

  • © ph. Luciano Romano 2012

    Alfa (Un autore senza nome) [Alpha (An Author without Name)] (detail), 2004, Mixed media, 70 x 122 x 122 cm. Collection of the artist / Courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, New York © Giulio Paolini

Past Event

This event was on Thu 12 Jul 2018, 10am - 5pm

This course will look broadly at the basics of art writing and will include writing art criticism and artist’s statements.

Equally vital for critics and artists, emphasis will be on directing readers’ attention to observing the precise elements in an artwork that support your ideas.

You will learn about:

  • Analysing good examples of art writing to see how ideas are communicated effectively
  • Understanding your audience’s needs, whether an art magazine, gallery, newspaper, or other media


Lunch and refreshments will be included in the course fee 

About Dr Gilda Williams

Dr Gilda Williams is a London correspondent for Artforum magazine, Senior Lecturer at Goldsmiths College on the MFA curating programme and a member of the International Association of Art Critics. Williams’ writings on contemporary art have appeared in The Guardian, Artforum, Parkett, Tate etc., Art Monthly, Art in America and Time Out magazines, and on film in Sight and Sound magazine. She is author of the best-selling How to Write about Contemporary Art (Thames&Hudson, 2014), which has been translated into five languages; her most recent book is On and By Andy Warhol (MIT/Whitechapel, 2016).