Writing Residency
Summer 2010

The Picture This Writing residency is a pilot project offered as a research opportunity for a non-Bristol based writer / curator to spend one month developing new written work.

The selected writer for our first writing residency is Dominic Paterson, a Glasgow based writer who, among other things, frequently writes for MAP and teaches at Glasgow University and Glasgow School of Art.

During the residency Dominic will be developing two new texts; one that relates to his own interests and one in response to an aspect of the Picture This archive.

The residency offers the time and space to focus on writing within the supportive context of Picture This. The idea behind the residency is to support the production of new work that will generate a lively dialogue between our recent archive and wider contemporary visual art practice.

Taking place at the same time as the Visual Arts Ireland residency and the Atelier exhibition; Tony Sinden: early works, we hope to provide a stimulating setting for producing new work and engaging with other practitioners.

The texts produced will be showcased and available to download from the library section on our website.


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Visual Artists Ireland Residency
2010 -

Artist Linda Quinlan is spending six weeks at Picture This through a pilot residency scheme in partnership with Visual Artists Ireland.

Dominic Paterson

Dr Dominic Paterson works at the University of Glasgow where he teaches 20th and 21st century art and theory.

Writing Residency talk
22 September, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Glasgow based writer and academic Dominic Paterson has been developing a new text exploring Lucy Gunning's film Quarry (2003).