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Visual Art Panel Discussion: Writing Around Contemporary Art

This is a free event but please book your place in advance by calling the Box Office on 0115 846 7777. Introduced by Paul Gladston Running time: approximately 95 minutes, includes Q&A. Suitable for 14+ years. From catalogue essays and press releases to captions on gallery walls, and journalistic reviews, contemporary art is currently surrounded by a vast and ever-expanding constellation of writing. Emma Biggs and Matthew Collings are successful artists and writers who exhibit paintings together as 'Biggs and Collings'. Emma is also a professional mosaic artist (Mosaic Workshop) and Matthew is well-known as a writer andf BAFTA winning TV broadcaster. Emma and Matthew will discuss their involvement with writing and the making of art by critically analysing different forms of writing used in support of their work as artists. Paul Gladston is associate professor of Culture, Film and Media at the University of Nottingham and principal editor of the Jorunal of Contemporary Chinese Art.