Developing critical voices in the arts: A writing workshop with Natalie Thomas

Presenter/s: Nat Thomas

Event type: Workshop

Event date: Monday, 21 October 2019 - 2:00pm to Tuesday, 22 October 2019 - 12:30am

Event venue: ANU School of Art & Design

Workshop 1, Monday 21st October 2-5pm

Workshop 2, Tuesday 22nd October 10am-1pm

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Feminist artist and blogger, Nat Thomas will conduct a workshop on the development of womens’ independent voices in arts writing. A prominent blogger on the visual arts, Thomas combines new digital platforms and performative practices to stage provocative interventions challenging the habitus of the art world. In her blog ‘Nattysolo,’ Thomas challenges entrenched institutional structures and gendered discourses in the arts. This workshop is for higher degree research students and early career researchers exploring new channels for challenging gender roles in the arts sector, creative industries and humanities.

Nat Thomas is a Melbourne-based artist and writer. Thomas maintains a diverse and independent practice that considers storytelling as the basis of culture. Her work engages with the mass media and its role in the how we see each other and the world. nat&ali (1999–2005) was a collaboration that riffed with riot grrrl strategies. nattysolo (one woman, one camera, no film) is an ongoing endurance performance project with an online outcome. The widely read project uses the form of the social page and social archive and fuses gossip and innuendo with scathing cultural.


For more information contact: Dr Raquel Ormella


Image: Nat Thomas Postcards from the Edge Visualisation 2019. Image, set, fan. Image courtesy of the artist


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