Creative Writing in Art Criticism Workshop

An Paenhuysen, a Berlin-based writer, curator and arts educator, will come to Malta to present the workshop: Creative Writing in Art Criticism.

The workshop will appeal to all kinds of writers, who are either interested or already engaged in writing for the arts, from critics, journalists, curators, artists, students, academics, bloggers and commentators, to professionals responsible for creating content and communications for cultural organisations and institutions.

The workshop begins and ends with an online session, with the main component taking place in Malta over two days on 30 November and 1 December. Participants are expected to attend all online and offline sessions. The workshop will be presented in English, however, for those who prefer to write in Maltese, support will be available from linguist and arts manager, Francesca Mangion.

Through varied teaching and learning techniques, the workshop will provide much-needed skills and knowledge, paving the way for a new generation of professional arts writers and critics in Malta. It’s also an opportunity to simply improve your writing skills and meet others with a shared passion. A fee of €50 will apply, and participants are expected to attend all online and offline sessions.

An Paenhuysen is a freelance writer, curator, and arts educator. She is a lecturer with Node Curatorial Studies Online, where she delivers courses on critical and creative writing, and curatorial studies. An has curated exhibitions at the Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum of Contemporary Art, Berlin, as well as the exhibition Gesture Sign Art, Deaf Culture / Hearing Culture, in Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin. She has published a book about the Belgian avant-garde and has written for exhibition catalogues and art magazines such as Spex, Artslant, and WhiteHotMagazine.

The Art Criticism workshop will be produced by Nicole Bearman (We Live Here) and Margerita Pulè (Unfinished Art Space), two arts professionals also both highly accomplished in their fields and passionate about raising levels of knowledge and professionalism in the Maltese arts sector.

This project is supported by the Project Support Grant, Malta Arts Fund – Arts Council Malta, and by Valletta Vintage and Artpaper.
Those interested are invited to download an info pack on, or request more information by emailing The registration deadline is 8 November.

Paula Fleri-Soler

Paula has a pedigree in TV and stage production (children's and family entertainment) and a passion for the arts. She's taken the reins on The Artists' Directory - Malta and the relevant content for the site.

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