Walker Art Gallery
Thursday, September 22, 2016
10:00 AM
William Brown Street, Liverpool, L3 8EL
North West England
Walker Art Gallery

A practical workshop about promoting your work for a range of different audiences and outcomes by using language effectively and avoiding jargon. Led by artist and writer Alistair Gentry.

The session looks at:
– Tips and tricks for communicating your ideas effectively and creatively
– Differentiating between ‘good’ and ‘effective’ writing to achieve specific objectives
– Developing your confidence in articulating your practice
– The different contexts for writing about art from statements to proposals, websites, reviews and social media

This session is designed to help you to develop your own writing in a friendly, supportive environment. All participants are asked to bring some texts they have written about their own practice for group discussion and constructive feedback.

Alistair Gentry is an artist and writer whose work for performance, broadcast and installation has been shown throughout the UK and Europe, in Japan, in China and in the USA. He writes fiction, critical texts, and the art world blog ‘Career Suicide’.

How to book
Book your place here

Who is the session for
This event is relevant to visual artists at all career stages.

Cost to attend
£ 10 (all attendees will receive a free copy of the John Moores Painting Prize 2016 catalogue, value £9.99)

The day Includes coffee, tea and soft drinks but lunch is not included.

Cancellation policy
If you are unable to attend the session please let us know as soon as possible so that we can offer the place to someone else. Please note that refunds will only be given if we are notified at least one week before the event is due to take place.

This session forms part of a-n’s professional development programme that also includes networking events, bursaries, advice and guidance as well as online toolkits and expert guides. To find out more visit

Costs are subsidised by a-n The Artists Information Company and National Museums Liverpool / John Moores Painting Prize