Join this workshops exploring the My Day of Days Exhibition as inspiration for creative writing ― a playful opportunity to extend your creativity and imagination. Be stirred by Joan Lindsay’s personal Valentine’s Day card collection which inspired one of Australia’s most significant literary masterpieces.
Created for writers, this is an interactive workshop where participants encounter a work of art, and craft a written response. Participants will be encouraged to think and write visually, using Mulberry Hill artworks as inspiration. Learn how art historians look at the formal aspects of art, as well as how an artist’s biography and cultural context can enhance and deepen any written description of an artwork, in both fiction and non-fiction. Learn how to bring to life your internal interpretations of a work, or simply write using it as a catalyst for stories inspired by the work in front of you.
Workshop Leader: Nancy Langham-Hooper
Dr Nancy Langham-Hooper is an art historian, writer and YouTuber based in Melbourne. On her channel, The Art Doctor, she talks about art, mental health and popular culture. She writes and teaches about art, covering many diverse topics— from selfies to street art. She has published in prestigious academic journals and popular publications, including Cosmos and The Guardian.
- Participants will need to bring their own materials for writing.
- Tea and coffee will be provided, please bring your own lunch.
- Parking is available nearby, a short walk from the house.