Introduction to Arts Writing Workshop

Thursday 17th May 6.30-9pm (at New Art Exchange)

Led by Wayne Burrows, the event on Thursday 17th May will consist of a NAE organised curators talk by Renee Mussai at 6.30-7.30 followed by a brief talk by Melanie Kidd (Director of Programmes, NAE) and further guidance and support by Wayne Burrows.

The future of the group will be discussed.

Arts Writing Workshops

Explore a wide range of critical, creative and practical approaches to writing about art and developing new skills using writing, from artists’ statements and arts journalism to developing art-works that incorporate text. Join Wayne Burrows and a mixed group of artists and writers who share your interests for what will hopefully become a regular peer-to-peer support group and network in the city.

The Arts Writing Workshop is hosted by BACKLIT Gallery and supported by the Arts Council and the City of Literature. There are initially 4 workshops at different visual arts venues (all in Nottingham) led by Wayne Burrows, with new guest speakers and perspectives introduced each time. The intention is to build a mixed group of writers, performers and artists interested in supporting each-others’ practices while developing skills in these areas.

All sessions are freestanding, you are welcome to attend at any stage. Please book via above link. For further details please contact



Dinis Machado (SE/PT)
Thursday 19 July 2018
Backlit Gallery

A queer drag performance, CONSUBSTANTIATION creates an imaginary world of of both gender and sexual ‘in-betweenness’ and their embodiment: a human body approaching an object-like gender. The show is populated with glittery costumes hacking the body with geometrical objects and materials; where stylised choreographies give place to uncanny movement patterns; and where pop songs give place to blurry identity narratives sang as a dodecaphonic opera.

Presented in partnership with Backlit Gallery.

Tickets: £10 (£8 concession)

Suitable for 16+

Produced by BARCO and coproduced by Weld, METAL, Dance4 and CND Centre National de la Danse. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and by Konstnärnämnden, Kulturrådet and Stockholmstad.