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Conversation: Writing that sits on the fence – working with text as an artist and writer

Saturday, 23 July 2022
2 – 4pm

A conversation exploring working with text in visual arts and literature. How do creative writing tools permeate visual art? How do visual art sensitivities influence literature? Artists and writers, Ania Bas and Anneka French will discuss text production that navigates both terrains.

This event coincides with a series of launches, signings and activities to celebrate the release of Odd Hours the debut novel of artist and writer Ania Bas. 

Hosted in partnership with Writing West Midlands.

Ania Bas is an artist, writer and arts organiser. Her work has been commissioned by the Tate, Whitechapel Gallery, Art on the Underground, Yorkshire Artspace. Ania is a co-founder of The Walking Reading Group (2013 – ongoing). She is Open School East Alumna (2013- 2014) and Faber Academy Alumna (2018). She currently works at Eastside Projects as Artist Organiser, she joined Writing West Midlands ROOM 204 in 2020, and her debut novel Odd Hours is coming out on 23 June 2022.

Anneka French is a writer, artist and independent curator currently working with Coventry Biennial. She regularly contributes to Art Quarterly and Photomonitor, and has had writing and editorial commissions for Turner Prize 2021, Fire Station Artists’ Studios, TACO!, Photoworks+ and Grain Projects. She previously worked as Co-ordinator and then Director at New Art West Midlands, as Editorial Manager of contemporary art magazine this is tomorrow and has worked at Tate Modern, Ikon Gallery, The New Art Gallery Walsall and Wolverhampton Art Gallery. Anneka is a Writing West Midlands Room 204 alumna and her new publication Gently Bumping will be available June 2022.