Write about Art was a critical visual and media arts writing development program for senior students from state and non-state high schools within Queensland. Selected students had a unique opportunity to work with established industry mentors to hone their writing skills and produce high quality work for publication.
Initial mentoring took place in a (fully funded) one day workshop in Brisbane, followed up over six weeks by online and email communications with mentors. The resulting written works were published in a full-colour anthology by Eyeline Magazine, a leading visual arts journal. Students from regional and remote schools were encouraged to apply.
In 2015, the Write About Art workshop was conducted at the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art.
The Collections, exhibitions, and spaces of the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art offered a wealth of teaching and learning experiences for students of all ages. They are designed to encourage critical thinking and creative expression, in both the gallery and classroom context.
Teacher professional development opportunities are available through the Look Out teacher program. Teachers are invited to subscribe to Edmail, the Gallery’s free eNews bulletin which promotes exhibitions, resources and programs suitable for schools. For more information please visit https://www.qagoma.qld.gov.au/learn/schools-and-teachers.
For further information about the Write About Art program, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.