Drawn to the Page

Image: Yang Zhenzhong, Let’s Puff, 2002 © Yang Zhenzhong. Courtesy of ShanghART Gallery and Yang Zhenzhong

Drawn to the Page this month will focus on Towner’s exhibition Art from Elsewhere: International Contemporary Art from UK Galleries. There’ll be lots of inspiration to be had as you learn about the art on display and develop your own creative responses to what you see, working in prose, poetry or autobiography. Use a combination of group discussions, writing exercises, individual writing time and sharing in a group to engage with the exhibition in a new way.

No previous knowledge of either art or writing is necessary to enjoy these sessions. All writers who attend are offered the opportunity to publish their writing on the Drawn to the Page blog which will be updated monthly. One of our recent participants has also just published a story she started at the gallery in the high profile, Litro Magazine. You can listen to what happens in a Drawn To The Page session on the BBC Radio 4 Open Book programme here.

The sessions will be facilitated by writer and artist, Wendy Ann Greenhalgh. Wendy Ann is part of the New Writing South Creative Learning Team and an experienced writing tutor, as well as an arts educator who’s worked in galleries all over the South East.

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Drawn to the Page is a partnership project with New Writing South, De la Warr Pavilion and Jerwood Gallery and is supported by Arts Council England.

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