Drawn to the Page is a 2 year creative partnership project funded by Arts Council England. Partners New Writing South, De La Warr Pavilion, Jerwood Gallery and Towner Art Gallery and writer and artist, Wendy Ann Greenhalgh will be offering a series of monthly creative writing workshops in the galleries, until June 2017.
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 here – on the Drawn To The Page blog.
New Writing South are the pre-eminent hub in South East England, dedicated to inspiring, nurturing and connecting all kinds of creative writers across the region and beyond. Their community of writers embraces those who are professional, mid-career, emerging or just starting out; and includes authors, playwrights, poets, radio dramatists, bloggers, screenwriters and more.
Icon of the Modernist movement, pioneering arts organisation, People’s Palace – these overlapping and sometimes conflicting roles characterise the De La Warr Pavilion built in 1935 and re-furbished in 2005 as a national centre for contemporary arts for the south east region and beyond.
Jerwood Gallery provides public access to the Jerwood Collection, one of the UK’s most significant Collections of Modern British Art. Situated next to the historic fishing beach in Hastings’ picturesque Old Town, it is home to the Jerwood Collection of 20th and 21st century British art, and a diverse temporary exhibition programme.
Towner is the award-winning contemporary art museum for South East England. They present major exhibitions of UK and international contemporary art – and as a museum, have a renowned collection of art from across the ages. Learning and participation are at the heart of what they do.
Writer, artist, arts educator and Drawn To The Page project manager, Wendy Ann Greenhalgh – AKA – Story Scavenger, is part of the Creative Learning Team at New Writing South and works with galleries across the South East. In 2011, the National Association for Literature Development identified her Story Scavenger Hunts – as a ‘creative and innovative literature project’. You can find out more here. Or find her on Twitter or Facebook.