Writing Workshop: How to write about (your) art

17 Feb 2024

10:00 am ‐ 3:00 pm

General Admission: $130
NTAV Members: $110

Join this workshop 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.

Writing about art, a visual and visceral medium, can sometimes be difficult. As an artist, writing about your own work can be even more challenging. In this workshop for practicing artists, you will learn how art historians analyse a work of art, and how to describe your own work in different contexts. We will explore how creative process and biographical detail can deepen audience engagement, as well as how to write for specific occasions, such as gallery exhibitions or competitions.



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. 


Please note

  • 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.

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