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Esoteric Guidance: Art and Writing by Allison Rennie


The front page of a handmade book by Allison RennieNuthatch Handmade Book Cover, canvas with Japanese stab stitch binding

 

Poet and artist Allison Rennie creates work in a range of media including text, visual art, and esoteric guidance. Allison’s writing, bookmaking and photography fit into her spiritual practice as tangible entryways into more meditative thinking.

 

A poem by Allison RennieElegy for Nuthatch, original poem

I enjoy the way that Allison presents her poetry on her portfolio website. Each…

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3 Steps to a Winning Exhibition Proposal

So you think you’ve got the artistic chops to create your own unique art exhibition. How do you prove it to the gallery owners and curators who will potentially be showing your work? Writing exhibition proposals for shows is an extremely valuable skill to have as an artist. You don’t necessarily need to be a great writer to write an exhibition proposal – the most important thing is that you have a clear idea of what you want the…

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Art Writers and You

Writing is an important aspect of any artistic career – not only what you write about your own work, i.e. artist statements or descriptions of pieces, but also the writing that is done about your work, once you get it out into the world where people can see it and have opinions about it.

 

Art critics and art writers help the art world turn by guiding trends in art and promoting artists who are making really interesting work. While…

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