Exhibitions and special workshops

Using the gallery’s exhibitions as inspiration, workshops can range from creative writing to photography - something for everyone!

These sessions are aimed at both beginners and experienced artists.

Creative Writing

Develop your creative writing and learn how to generate inspiration from poetry, gallery exhibitions and even the world around us. This term we will be using the Contemporary British Painting Prize and Liquid to Solid: the mutability of glass to generate ideas and stories.

Sessions will focus on developing a creative dialogue between the writer and the art work, based on a series of writing exercises and responses to the exhibition.

London poet, Agnieszka Studzinska has an MA in Creative Writing from the UEA, and is currently working towards her PhD at Royal Holloway. Her first debut collection, Snow Calling was shortlisted for the London New Poetry Award 2010. Beginners of all abilities are welcome.

Creative writing timetable

Date Time Topic Location Price Booking
Amended date: Tuesday 10 October 2017 10am to 12 noon The Contemporary British Painting Prize Stables Gallery, Orleans House Gallery £25 per workshop, materials included Book online
Thursday 12 December 2017 10am to 12 noon Liquid to Solid: the mutability of glass Stables Gallery, Orleans House Gallery £25 per workshop, materials included Book online

Masterclass in creative writing

Join poet and writer Agnieszka Studzinska in an all-day creative writing workshop responding to the forthcoming exhibition, ‘A Collector’s Lot: Richmond Borough Art Collection and its Creators’ as part of this year's Literature Festival. Participants will draw inspiration from paintings, prints, drawings, photographs and objects spanning the early 18th century to the present day.

The workshop will offer an opportunity to generate ideas for prose and poetry, produce writing on a number of themes, and discuss how art can influence the writing process. Suitable for all levels, beginners welcome.

  • Date: Tuesday 21 November
  • Time: 10am to 3pm
  • Location: Orleans House Gallery
  • Cost: £45 per workshop, light lunch and material included - 10% discount for Richmond Card holders

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Updated: 5 October 2017