CVAN Critical Writing Success for Director at Green Close

September 24, 2015 in Slideshow

Our very own Director, Sue Flowers has recently completed the Contemporary Visual Arts Network‘s North West Critical Writing programme funded by Arts Council England.

A bursary of £300 enabled Sue to undertake a series of six critical writing workshops in the North West to produce a short exhibition review and a longer feature piece.

Expanding her interest in critical discourse, Sue wrote 2 short review pieces; one on a performance by Dr John Cooper Clarke renowned punk-poet-pioneer who recently performed at Bentham and the second, a review piece of an exhibition at The Harris Museum and Art Gallery in Preston titled ‘A Green and Pleasant Land?’

Sue’s feature piece titled ‘Why #writecritical?’ looks at what has been written about the visual arts over the last few centuries, and her participation in the critical writing bursary programme. This feature piece has also been included in a new book “On Being Curious” New Critical Writing on Contemporary Art from the North West of England.

Published by The Double Negative on behalf of CVAN NW, the book which includes 10 new articles on contemporary art from 10 emerging writers, tells the story of the North West’s contemporary visual art scene, yet contributes to national and international debates around what it means to make powerful, arresting and effective arts practice.

A copy of the book can be downloaded for FREE by clicking on this link: http://www.thedoublenegative.co.uk/2016/05/on-being-curious-our-first-in-house-book-on-contemporary-arts-criticism/

The review pieces have also been published on The Double Negative website and can be viewed by following the links below:-

http://www.thedoublenegative.co.uk/2015/08/as-acerbic-and-honest-as-ever-john-cooper-clarke-live-reviewed

http://www.thedoublenegative.co.uk/2015/08/a-green-and-pleasant-land-rural-reality-questioned-at-the-harris/

and the longer piece features on Art in Liverpool – http://www.artinliverpool.com/why-writecritical

Sue has also recently started her own blog site titled ‘Arts Voices