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Grapefruit - An online talk on overcoming creative blocks, Modern Painters, New Decorators

  • East Midlands
  • combined arts, interdisciplinary arts, visual arts
  • David John


An online talk night hosted by Modern Painters, New Decorators on overcoming creative blocks during adversity.

£2 Ticket Fee: All profits made from purchased tickets will be donated to the MIND Charity.

The MIND Charity 'provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem, through campaigning to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding'. You can find out more here:


Named after Yoko Ono’s conceptual art book, Grapefruit brings together three 20 minute talks which discuss the topic “How Can We Overcome Creative Blocks During Adversity?”, alongside Q&A sessions. Each talk will be led by different creative professionals, these are; G Sian, an arts advisor from UK New Artists; Modern Painters, New Decorators’ own Learning Coordinator Olivia Venning; and the founders of No Jobs In The Arts, Ryan Boultbee and Charlie Collins.

The talk night is available to all who want to get involved, and will be broadcast on Zoom so you can join from the comfort of your own home. Most creatives have felt the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on their artistic practice. This talk night will offer bite-sized advice to help you continue your creative practice, support your mental wellbeing and adjust to new methods of working

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