We want to use cookies that improve your experience on our site, help us analyze site performance and usage, and enable us to show relevant marketing content.

Closed today (Restaurant 11-21)

Fully booked! How to write about art?

Writing seminar with Aina Villanger
Thursday 07.05.20
Aina Villager

Do you work with text in the cultural industries and need ideas and input, are you an artist who sometimes has to put words to their own art or do you want to express yourself more freely in the public art debate? Then this writing course with poet and author Aina Villanger is for you!

About the seminar

This seminar is for anyone who wants to gain insight into the art of cross-disciplinary writing in nearly any text genre; shorter texts and social media, Haiku poems, essays, articles and more. The course is meant for an adult audience with a desire to immerse themselves in art and express themselves through text.

The writing course includes four weekly webinar sessions - an online seminar on the digital platform ZOOM, which participants can download free of charge, as well as individual tutorials per video or email. In the webinars, participants will read and discuss texts, as well as conduct writing exercises in dialogue with Aina Villanger.

As part of the writing art course, Villanger offers individual follow-ups with up to two feedbacks and comments on longer text works that participants are working on.

The writing art course consists of a total of 8 hours of instruction spread over four sessions, plus two individual feedback rounds and guidance on a longer text work.

The course accommodates 8 participants. The course fee is NOK 850.

About the seminar teacher

Poet and author Aina Villanger holds the seminar. She has published two poetry collections and a prose work, Baugeid's book (2017), for which she received the Tanum women's scholarship. Villanger was awarded the Stig Sæterbakken Memorial Prize in 2019. She has previously conducted writing courses for both adults and young people at Kunstnernes Hus.


The writing course is held on four Thursdays in May and June:

May 7, 6 pm - 8 pm

May 14, 6 pm - 8 pm

May 28, 6 pm - 8 pm

June 4, 6 pm - 8 pm


In order to register for the course, send an e-mail to hanne@kunstnerneshus.no

Registration is confirmed with payment via Vipps to Kunstnernes Hus #563558 by May 4.

Lecture series: How to write about art?

Parallel to the writing course, the lecture series "How to write about art?" will be published. Four experienced art writers will share their knowledge and experiences when it comes to writing about art.

The lectures will be published on our website during the writing course. The lecture series is open and free for everyone!

The speakers:

Tuesday, May 12: Andreas Breivik
Writer and critic for Kunstkritikk.no runs the magazine We Look at Art.

Tuesday, May 19: Johanne Nordby Wernø
Writer, critic and curator, as well as former head of UKS.

Tuesday, May 26: Tommy Olsson
Artist, writer, curator and art critic who writes regularly for Klassekampen.

Tuesday, June 2: Inger Wold Lund
Artist, writer and critic for, among others, Kunstkritikk.no. Her last book Erotika was published at Cappelen Damm.

See also