barber institute of fine arts
university of birmingham


Writing Workshops

Develop your writing, explore new approaches or just have a go at our monthly writing workshops, inspired by the Barber’s collection.

 

Saturday 20 January

BOXES OF DELIGHT

Explore the thousands of images of artworks in the Barber Photograph Room by taking down boxes from the shelves at random and using their unexpected contents as inspiration for writing.

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Saturday 17 February

THE FOUR SEASONS

Inspired by the way artists have conveyed weather and the changing landscape, this workshop explores the contrasts of different times of year.

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Thursday 15 March

Arts and Science Festival Special

KEEP MOVING

10am – 1pm

Join us as we bring artforms together… explore movement and action in the Barber galleries through both drawing and writing in this cross-disciplinary workshop.  Work with visual artist Tom Jones and writer Jacqui Rowe to create your own original piece, combining images and text.  

Open to writers and artists of all levels of experience and ability.

FREE, booking required (includes complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits). Click here to book.

 

Saturday 21 April

TINTS, SHADES AND HUES

In response to the Scottish Colourists exhibition, we’ll look at subtle and innovative ways of bringing colour into our writing.

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BEAST: Sonic Paintings

Half Term Family Day

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‘Care, Taste and Judgement’: Reynolds’s Art Collection

Lunchtime Lecture

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Sculptures for the Modern World: Naum Gabo

Evening Lecture

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The Last Roman

Peasant to Emperor

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