The Artist Statement: an overview + approaches with Sue Rainsford

In this three and a half hour workshop we’ll consider a range of approaches to composing the artist statement,  moving between the concise and functional to the experimental and explorative.

Working with texts by a diverse range of artists and art writers, this session is designed to equip you with a template you can work from in the future and with an understanding of how writing and reading can function as tools of inquiry within your practice.

Workshop Online via Zoom


Sue Rainsford is an arts and fiction writer. She is a recipient of the Arts Council Literature Bursary Award, the VAI/DCC Art Writing Award and a MacDowell Fellowship. Residencies include visual arts writer in residence at Roscommon Arts Centre, writer in residence at Maynooth University, and The Freud Project residency at IMMA. Her debut novel, Follow Me To Ground, received the Kate O’Brien Award when it was first published in Ireland by New Island Books, was long-listed for the Desmond Elliot Prize and the Republic of Consciousness Award when it was published in the UK, and received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews when it was published in the US with Scribner. Her next novel, Redder Days, was influenced by the work of Ana Mendieta and is forthcoming with Doubleday in March 2021. 

Facilitator: Sue Rainsford

Date: October 19th (Monday)

Time: 11am

Duration: 3.5 hours

Fee: Free


Booking: Box Office

This workshop is supported by Waterford City and County Council