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Artist statement

Writing an artist statement is an essential professional skill for any creative arts or design practice. Here you will find information that will help you to:

Understand what an artist statement is and why it’s useful.

Identify different types of artist statements and when to use them.

Analyse examples of real professional artist statements from our RMIT creative communities and art collections.

Practice how to write an artist statement in your own words.

This section includes learning activities to help you communicate your creative practice to others and develop your writing skills.

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Art history and theory essay

This resource outlines the process of writing an Art History and Theory essay. It highlights the key features of planning, structuring and writing an essay using the Futurism movement as a model. It demonstrates how to write cohesively, and how to effectively integrate visual and textual references.

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Writing in design

These resources provide support for students undertaking design writing tasks based on examples of student writing in several design sub-disciplines.


Art History Essay (PDF 169KB)