25 October — 28 October 2010

The retreat Art and Writing explored the relationship between writing and contemporary art practice.

Escalator Retreat 5

Workshops led by international artists, leading writers and critics addressed both creative and critical writing practices and their role in making, discussing and presenting artists' work.

The participants were: Amy Budd, Adam Burton, Tom Durley, Rob Filby, Lawrence Leaman, Rashmi Munikempanna, Anna Reckin, Patrick Staff, Judith Stewart, Judith Waring

The retreat was curated by first year work placement based RCA Inspire students. The invited speakers were: Laura Oldfield Ford (artist), Gareth Long (artist), Adrian Searle (critic), Alexandre Singh (artist), Maria Fusco (critic, writer) and Sally O'Reilly (critic, event organiser and Wysing Ambassador).