Elspeth Walker

Elspeth Walker

Freelance Arts & Culture WriterLondon, United Kingdom
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Elspeth Walker

Elspeth Walker

Freelance Arts & Culture WriterLondon, United Kingdom
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.
  • Descoverartists Zine 2020
    Descoverartists Zine 2020Writing content for the Descoverartists 2020 winter zine. Creating two pieces: 'Whose Name is On The Plaque' exploring collaboration in art, and 'Artists Need Adaptability' looking at the creative process.
  • Playground Rituals
    Playground Rituals
  • COMPRESSION Collective
    COMPRESSION Collective
  • Project Myopia - Jackie Kay's 'The Lamplighter': Tuning into History
    Project Myopia - Jackie Kay's 'The Lamplighter': Tuning into HistoryThis is an article I wrote for Project Myopia exploring the importance of Jackie Kay's The Lamplighter, with an original illustration. Project Myopia is a programme committed to expanding curriculum. They are 'devoted to diversifying university curricula through crowdsourcing material from students, revolutionising the way that curricula are designed. We plan to display regular submissions of material (visual, literary, cinematic, musical etc) students feel their curricula would benefit from,
  • Rock Bottom Never Looked So Good
    Rock Bottom Never Looked So GoodAn essay I wrote for Nerve Zine's third issue: Progress. The article explores how new lows in our lives can actually allow us to reflect on how far we have come in our own personal development. A lighthearted piece, reflecting on moments pre-lockdown. NerveZine is an intersectional feminist print zine, providing a platform for the voices of womxn, non-binary and trans people.
  • When Harry Met Sally, And We Met Marie
    When Harry Met Sally, And We Met Mariehttps://www.dearmovies.co.uk/product/issue-five-friendship-digital-download An essay I wrote exploring the importance of the relationship between Sally and Marie, in Nora Ephron's classic 'When Harry Met Sally', for the DearMovieZine's fifth Issue 'Friendship'. Half of the profits for this issue went to Solace Woman's Aid. Edited, designed and published by Maria Moore at Dear Movie Zines.
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Projects credited in
  • Ears for listening
    Ears for listeningAn article for moonhood magazine written and illustrated by Elspeth Walker on the power of listening. Full article: https://www.moonhoodmagazine.com/magazine/ears-for-listening
Work history
    Founder & WriterCOMPRESSION Collective Arts
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    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.
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    Agora Digital Art logo
    CopywriterAgora Digital Art
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    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.
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  • Academic Writing
  • Fiction
  • Painting
  • 35mm Film Photography
  • Social Media Management
  • Article Writing
  • Creative Writing
  • Teamworking
  • Essay Writing
  • Feature Articles
  • Feature Writer
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    Central Saint Martins (UAL) logo
    Short Course in Art, Ethics and Social ChangeCentral Saint Martins (UAL)
     - 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.
    BA (Hons) English Literature and Creative Writing (with intercalated year) 2:1University of Warwick
     - 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.
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