Elspeth Walker

Freelance Arts & Culture Writer

Level
Junior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
Locked Pro Plan feature
Professions
-

Projects

Projects credited in

About me

I am a freelance writer, who focuses on creating work around the arts and culture sector. Reporting and writing about the visual arts in particular, my interests mostly focus on contemporary art, and how art interacts with modern society. I occasionally write creative pieces, limited to short story fiction and creative prose essays. I am a graduate from the University of Warwick, where I achieved a high 2:1 in English Literature and Creative Writing (with intercalated year). Since then I have been writing for various publications, whilst working at the Hayward Gallery at the Southbank Centre.

Skills

  • Academic Writing
  • Fiction
  • Painting
  • 35mm Film Photography
  • Social Media Management
  • Article Writing
  • Creative Writing
  • Teamworking
  • Essay Writing
  • Feature Articles
  • Feature Writer

Companies I’ve worked with

  • The Gallyry magazine

    The Gallyry magazine

    • Arts and Culture
  • Hayward Gallery

    Hayward Gallery

    • Arts and Culture
  • Descoverartists

    Descoverartists

    • Arts and Culture
  • P

    Project Myopia

    Work history

    Currently

    May 2020
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • COMPRESSION Magazine is an online collective starting contemporary conversations about the arts. I founded the collective, and continue to contribute through writing, editing, and maintaining the website content, alongside a great team.

    Currently

    May 2020
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Copywriter at Agora Digital Art, creating written content to explore the digital art world and expand the reach of Agora's platform, dedicated to bringing digital artists together and creating discussions around these topics.

    Currently

    Exhibtion Host

    Hayward Gallery

    Oct 2019
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Working within the Hayward Gallery at the Southbank Centre to provide a welcoming environment to all guests. Primarily working to deliver information about the artwork and artists on display, alongside maintaining the works and the gallery space.

    2020

    Content Writer

    Descoverartists

    Apr 2020 - Jun 2020
    • Greece
    • Freelance
    • Creating written content for their upcoming ‘Descoverartists 2020 zine’ out winter 2020

    2020

    Article Writer

    Project Myopia

    Feb 2020 - Apr 2020
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Writing articles exploring works of art and literature that should be pushed into mainstream curriculum. Alongside writing pieces, I created artwork to accompany one of the articles.

    2020

    Features Writer

    Moonhood Magazine

    Oct 2019 - Apr 2020
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Writing features for Moonhood Magazine surrounding the topics of art and well-being.

    2020

    Content Writer

    The Gallyry magazine

    Sep 2019 - May 2020
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Writing articles around various topics, on the work of women and non-binary artists. Mostly opinion or artists spotlight pieces. https://www.thegallyry.com/post/five-creatives-who-are-more-than-just-muses https://www.thegallyry.com/post/how-artists-are-using-social-media-to-bring-the-everyday-to-life

    2019

    Nov 2018 - Jun 2019
    • Coventry, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Writing articles for both the online and paper editions of The Boar newspaper, in the Arts, Books and Travel sections

    2017

    Gallery Assistant

    The Mead Gallery

    Oct 2016 - Jul 2017
    • University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK
    • Full Time
    • My role as a Gallery Assistant at the Mead Gallery (University of Warwick Arts Centre) was to inform visitors about current exhibitions and ensure the safety of both guests and art work. On occasion I would work in the 'creative space' helping visitors, especially children, create their own work in response to exhibitions. Exhibitions worked include: The Human Document: The Photography of Persuasion from 1930s America to Present Day (Fri 7 Oct – Sat 10 Dec 2016), Subodh Gupta: From Far Away Uncle Moon Calls (Sat 14 Jan – Sat 11 Mar 2017), Room (Sat 6 May – Sat 24 Jun 2017)

    Education

    2020

    Short Course in Art, Ethics and Social Change

    Central Saint Martins (UAL)

    May 2020 - Jun 2020
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Art, Ethics and Social Change is a short course taught by Sara Shamsavari, at Central Saint Martins UAL. The course provided a critical overview of the role of art, artists and art institutions in challenging and shaping the beliefs of our society as well as ethical considerations in art.

    2019

    BA (Hons) English Literature and Creative Writing (with intercalated year) 2:1

    University of Warwick

    Sep 2015 - Jul 2019
    • Coventry, United Kingdom
    • Undergraduate university course, that is divided equally between studying English literature/literature in English, and creative writing where we explore, study, practise and develop the skill of writing fiction, non-academic essays, poetry, and writing the self.

    2015

    Sep 2013 - Jun 2015
    • Bury Saint Edmunds, United Kingdom
    • Completion of A levels in: English Literature and Language (A*) Art and Design (A) Biology (A*) Environmental Studies (A)