ArtsHub writing workshop 1: Crafting insightful criticism

Performing Arts Editor, Richard Watts, and our Reviews Editor, Thuy On share their tips and examples on what makes a good (and bad) piece of arts criticism.
ArtsHub editors Thuy On and Richard Watts presenting the Crafting Insightful Criticism workshop at The Channel, Arts Centre Melbourne. Photo: ArtsHub. Two figures sit on stage beside a small coffee table with purple lighting. The figure on the left has black long hair and wearing a black dress with stockings and ankle boots. The figure on the right has grey short hair and a mid-length beard, wearing a black shirt, black pants and converse sneakers.

ArtsHub’s editorial team is offering a short series of free writing workshops for those who want to delve into art criticism and arts journalism. The first iteration, ‘Crafting Insightful Criticism’, was presented at The Channel at Arts Centre Melbourne on 14 November, hosted by Performing Arts Editor, Richard Watts, and our Reviews Editor, Thuy On.

Watts and On shared a range of practical tips and examples on what they are looking for in a creative outcome when reviewing, as well as the skills reviewers should be equipped with in order to write clearly and be effective in communicating their views.

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