The Future of Writing About Art

The Future of Writing About Art

This Saturday at the Judith Wright Centre Flying Arts will hold the second of its public forums on the future of writing about art entitled, “Translating the visual for today’s audiences”.

The forum, to be chaired by Creative Move’s John Stafford, will explore and discuss the importance and value of critical discourse about art in the light of the changing times we live in and the challenges to writing, publishing and distribution posed by digital media and communications.

The impressive line-up of local speakers includes Bruce McLean, Curator, Indigenous Australian Art, QAGOMA; Dr Courtney Pederson, Senior Lecturer, Creative Industries, QUT; Laura Brown, Co-Director, The Maximilian; and Phil Brown, Senior Writer, News Queensland.

Flying Arts CEO Stephen Clark said that the forum will be provocative, insightful and entertaining.

“There is quite a lot of feeling about the future of writing about art and if last year’s event is a guide, we expect this year’s event to be quite lively”, he said.

“Is writing about art dead or just different.”

The forum will take place at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, Fortitude Valley this Saturday 21 September at 11 am.

Participants can register their intention to come along by going to the Flying Arts website and following the links.

The forum will be followed by a workshop “Writing about art for digital media and online audiences” at 2 pm to be delivered by Beth Jackson – limited places available.

For more information about the forum or workshop call Paul on 3216 1322 or go to the Flying Arts website at