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Launch Event at De La Warr Pavilion


A big thank you to all who came to the event at De La Warr Pavilion on 20th May and made it such a great success! So many participants have said it was fun and interesting, and commented how much they enjoyed the Q&A session – as I did.

Here I am throwing as many bad writing mistakes as I can into my introduction – showing not telling and enjoying every second of it – full 4 minutes on you tube (click here). (And if you like this, I’m available for weddings, barmitzvahs, conferences and symposiums).


Stewart Drew


The lovely Stewart Drew, De La Warr Pavilion director making a brilliant introduction to the evening. The DLWP have been immensely supportive of the project.



Polly Gifford








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And some of the audience during the extended Q &A about all things to do with interpretative writing. Having done a few learning events as part of the project, it’s clear that gallery writing really is one of those subjects which everyone who visits a gallery, or is involved in the visual arts, has an opinion about.

A huge thank you to the De La Warr Pavilion for hosting the event and doing the tech so beautifully, and incidentally supplying a great sunset as well. And lots of grattitude to Jon Pratty and Donna Commerford for photos and filming.

A review of  The Interpretation Matters Handbook by Jennifer Locke for Arts Professional is here. Do contact me on talk@interpretationmatters.com if you would like a copy. Likewise if you’re interested in hosting a workshop on interpretative writing – I’ve delivered this several times now and it always gains fantastic response and feedback.



Welcome to Interpretation Matters!

Interpretation Matters is all about the written material found in galleries - the text panels on the walls, providing context for the work on show, and the printed booklets that describe the works or overall programme. Usually "under-the-radar", the aim of this site is to highlight this important area of gallery practice.

Interpretation Matters is conceived and directed by arts writer Dany Louise.

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