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Art Writing &

Methodologies of interpretation

In this workshop focusing on Art writing skills and formats we will deal with the following aspects:


  • Journalistic vs Academic Writing

  • Writing Formats:  Artist Statement; Catalogue essay; Exhibition review; Interview; Book 

  • Hardcore Academic Writing and The Academic Article

  • Definition, Theories and Types of Research

  • Methodologies of Interpretation: Vantage Points of Postcolonialism and Feminism

  • The Research Proposal



April - July (5 workshops)

With Prof. Elfriede Dreyer


The Art History workshops introduce students to the discipline of Art History. They are suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate students in Visual Arts or Art History, but also for anyone else interested in the theories and histories of Art.


The content of the workshops has been designed in such a way as to allow students to gain insight into the historical forces, ideas and events that shaped the art of today. The topics have applicability for contemporary thinking and art production.


In the workshops a thematic approach is followed and key subject areas are discussed that cut across arthistorical periods. Each topic is physically and visually presented via Powerpoint presentations and discussion. The workshops are interactive and invite critical discourse. Some additional sources for reading are provided.



Date & Time: First Saturday of the month 10 am - 1 pm

Venue: 146 Penny's Way, Glenwood Village, Lynnwood Glen, Pretoria

Cost: R3000 for complete set of 5 workshops. 

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