Publishing your Art Writing

Plymouth Arts Centre, Looe Street, Plymouth

Wednesday 24 June 2015
Booking essential

A half day workshop organised by VASW in partnership with Tate St Ives and Plymouth Arts Centre.

This workshop is for writers interested in getting their work published in art and national press. The session will take a look at the 'nuts and bolts' aspects of how to send in work, how to pitch your text, what to expect from an editor, how to negotiate fees and more. We want to encourage more reviews of work from the south west and have invited Sam Thorne, Contibuting Editor of Frieze and Dave Beech, contributing writer to Art Monthly  to talk about how they work with their respective art journals.

Sam Thorne is a visiting tutor on the Royal College of Art’s Critical Writing in Art & Design MA Programme and a contributing editor at Frieze magazine.

In 2012, he co-founded Open School East, an independent study programme housed in a former public library in East London, which provides free studios and tuition to a number of associate artists. Guest tutors have included Ed Atkins, Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, T.J. Demos, Mark Fisher, Maria Lind, Sally Tallant and Ahmet Ogut.

He has also contributed to publications including Bidoun, Kaleidoscope and Picpus, and written numerous catalogue essays on artists including Wolfgang Tillmans<>,Rivane Neuenschwander<> and Tal R. Sam has organised a number of international symposia, lectures and music programmes, including Frieze Talks in New York (2013), and has chaired and convened talks at Tate Modern, the ICA and the Serpentine.

Dave Beech is a member of the art collective Freee, writer and lecturer at Chelsea College of Art. He is a regular contributor to Art Monthly as well as periodicals such as Untitled, Mute and The First Condition, he has examined the legacies of the avant-garde in essays such as ‘Art’s Detractors’, ‘Shock vs Awe’ and ‘The Politics of Beauty’.He co-authored the book The Philistine Controversy, Verso (2002) with John Roberts.  his most recent book Beauty, is published by the Whitechapel Gallery and MIT and is one of a series of books documenting major themes and ideas in contemporary art.

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