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Writing about Art



Sophia Cai




While many of us have complex relationships with visual art, it can be hard to articulate these in words. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to write critically about art and artists with independent curator and arts writer Sophia Cai. Over the course of the day, we’ll practice visual analysis, unpick the differences between various types of art writing and explore the role of language in unlearning art historical biases. This course is suited to both artists and non-artists alike.
A photo of Sophia Cai.


This workshop will take place online. Detailed instructions for participation will be provided.

You Will Learn:

  • How to write about art and artists 
  • Why language matters – unlearning art historical biases 
  • The answer to the question: what is visual analysis? 
  • Different forms of arts writing (creative, personal, critical) 
  • Routes to getting published as an arts writer 

About the Tutor:

Sophia Cai is a curator and arts writer based in Narrm/Melbourne, Australia. She currently teaches at the Victorian College of Arts, University of Melbourne and Monash Art Design & Architecture, Monash University, while also maintaining an independent curating and writing practice. 

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Members of Writers Victoria receive up to 37% off the full price of our workshops, seminars and courses. In addition, members have access to a range of other discounts and opportunities and receive a subscription to 'The Victorian Writer' magazine. Memberships start from just $50. Find out more about becoming a member here.

Book early to access our early bird prices! These expire 9 days before the course begins. Please keep in mind that our workshops require a minimum number of participants to run, so booking early also helps ensure that a workshop will go ahead. 

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Phone: +61399178461
Email: [email protected]

Registration for this event ended on 13 October 2023 - 4:00
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