Glasgow International & ArtReview Writer in Residence 2021: Rachel Willcocks
Inaugural GI Writer in Residence announced
Glasgow International and international arts & culture magazine ArtReview are delighted to announce Rachel Willcocks as the first Writer in Residence, a role developed to support Black, Indigenous and People of Colour writers to develop their work and to bring fresh perspectives and insights on the festival to our attention.
Rachel arrived at Glasgow International this weekend and her resulting writing will be published on the ArtReview’s platforms and shared through Glasgow International’s channels in the weeks to come.
Richard Parry, Director of GI said: “We were really captivated by Rachel’s submission and found her writing insightful and pressing. We hope that she can gain a great deal from this programme with GI and ArtReview and that it also leads to further opportunities.”
Rachel Willcocks, Writer in Residence said: “I am thrilled to take up this opportunity to see and write about work at Glasgow International. When I walk into a gallery I am consistently gripped by intrigue. I immediately have an urge to investigate, understand and share the stories behind each piece. I am a believer in the potential to convey artworks using another art form – the art of writing in order to translate deeper nuances and ideas not visible to the eye.
“I am extremely passionate about writing about art and as a Black writer, am excited to apply for this opportunity as I see a real urgency for more representation in the field.”
ArtReview’s editors have said: “We are pleased to welcome Rachel as the inaugural Writer in Residence for Glasgow International. Throughout its 72-year history ArtReview has been a platform on which a range of different perspectives and opinions have been showcased and we look forward to another new voice joining the
discourse around art.”