As part of the first workshop in the new a-n Writer Development Programme, the five participants each produced a piece of writing in response to the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2015, now available as an A5 printed booklet, a downloadable pdf, and also online. Chris Sharratt introduces the work of a-n members Lydia Ashman, Sunny Cheung, Anneka French, Manjinder Sidhu and James Steventon.
As a final task of the day, the writers were asked to each produce a short article (300-500 words) in response to the exhibition, to be edited and brought together as an eight-page A5 booklet.
Working to a deadline of Thursday 1 October, they were given a very open brief, the only specific stipulation being that the article shouldn’t be a review.
Instead, they were asked to use the show as a springboard to explore a related theme or a particular artist’s work, the intention being to add another layer of exhibition interpretation through five diverse pieces of writing.
You can read and download a pdf of the booklet below. Or, if you’d rather read them online, the five pieces are also published on this blog.