workshop #3


This workshop will be outdoors to comply with current COVID-19 restrictions. All participants will be required to be double vaccinated

Writing about art, a visual and visceral medium, can sometimes be difficult. As an artist, writing about yourself or 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, how to describe your own work in different contexts, and how to describe and market yourself as an artist. 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, media releases or competitions.

10.30am Saturday 30 October

Learning outcomes

You will learn:

·       The fundamentals of art historical visual analysis

·       How to describe your own creative process       

·       How to market yourself as an artist

·       How to write for different contexts

·       How to discern what kind of writing is required

Dr. 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.

Writers Victoria

Writers Victoria is all about writing. With members throughout Victoria (and beyond), we are the state’s largest organisation supporting Victorian writers.

For more than three decades, Writers Victoria has been a leading provider of information, resources and skills development for our members and the broader writing community.

Our annual program is developed in response to the needs of our members and participants. It includes a diverse range of professional development activities, support programs and events.


book your spot in this workshop today!

The aerie professional development program will provide monthly workshops for artists. These workshops will aim to develop artists’ strategic skills in arts business, marketing and more.

There are limited places in each workshop.