Un/Learning Space is a newly initiated project by Open Space to support and mentor emerging art creatives. By both learning and unlearning, the workshops that will be available between April-September 2021 will aim to question the classical institutional teaching.
UN/LEARNING Space: Art writing and social media – Aimee Dawson
24th of June 2021 (Thursday), 6-7:30 pm
In the complex web of the art world, writing and communicating ideas around art and artists is an important skill. You cannot escape it: from social media posts to full reviews in publications, the art industry is full of texts about works, their meanings and their relevance. Whether writing about your own art or the work of others, having the necessary vocabulary and structure is vital to making the greatest impact.
This 90-minute workshop is aimed at aspiring young writers, emerging artists and art enthusiasts who want to refine their writing skills and learn more about writing in the art industry. The class will go through different types of writing on art including social media copy; website texts; press releases; news articles and magazine features. It will also cover self-promotion on social media, how and what to post and how to network online.
Each participant will have the opportunity to write and receive feedback on a short article after the class. Everyone is encouraged to bring questions and ideas to the workshop.
Note: While these workshops are free we do rely on donations in order to support our workshop leaders financially
Aimee Dawson is a British writer, editor and speaker on the art world. Her areas of specialty include art in the digital sphere; art and social media; and Modern and contemporary art in the Middle East. Aimee has worked at the leading art publication The Art Newspaper in London for more than five years and is currently the Associate Digital Editor, where she also co-produces The Week in Art and A brush with…podcasts. She writes the monthly column Insta’ gratification, on Instagram and the art world, for The Art Newspaper and a bi-monthly column on art world trends, called The Art Buzz, for The Art Gorgeous. She regularly gives talks and workshops on art for clients including Abu Dhabi Art, Aesthetica Magazine and London’s Art’s Club. She is currently contributing to the book African Artists, an expansive survey of 300 modern and contemporary artists who were born, or who have lived, in Africa (Phaidon, forthcoming).