Drawn To The Page marks the start of a new creative partnership between New Writing South, De La Warr Pavilion, Jerwood and Towner galleries and writer and arts educator, Wendy Ann Greenhalgh. Through a series of monthly creative writing workshops in the galleries, Drawn To The Page will be initiating a new conversation between literature and the visual arts in the South East and providing a platform for emerging and more established writers to publish their creative responses to art on the Drawn To The Page blog.
With three art galleries to choose from, writers from across the South East will have the chance to explore a different exhibition, new artists and a variety of mediums on a regular basis, with the guidance of writer, artist and experienced arts educator, Wendy Ann Greenhalgh. From painting and drawing to photography and installation art – there’ll be something for all tastes. And with a new selection of creative writing exercises monthly they’ll never write the same thing twice.
Drawn To the Page will be launching on Saturday May 10th at the De La Parr Pavilion in Bexhill on Sea, in time for I Cheer a Dead Man’s Sweetheart, its celebration of 60 years of British Painting. The title of the exhibition is taken from Is My Team Ploughing, one of sixty-three poems in The Shropshire Lad by A. E. Housman, which makes this the perfect exhibition to launch this literature and visual arts partnership.
The Summer season will then continue at the Jerwood in Hastings on Saturday June 14th for a look at the work of Ansel Krut. And the season will conclude on Saturday July 12th at Towner in Eastbourne, with an exploration of the East Sussex Open and Peggy Angus exhibitions. After a break in August – the Autumn season will commence in September – with a further programme of workshops planned for Winter and Spring 2015.
Workshops will be facilitated by Drawn To The Page by creative partner, Wendy Ann Greenhalgh – who has already worked on past creative writing and arts projects with the galleries and is part of the Creative Learning Team at New Writing South.
The half-day workshops will be open to all writers – whatever their level of experience and cost £30 – which will include entrance to all exhibitions.