Fine Art Week 2020

Join us for a week of online creative talks and activities, curated to help spark your imagination and artistic endeavours.

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Run in collaboration with the Goldsmiths Department of Art and Goldsmiths Widening Participation team, Fine Art Week 2020 looks to provide you with information, advice, and guidance if you are considering studying Fine Art at university. Workshops will range from tips on researching your ideas, developing your practice to application and portfolio advice.

Fine Art Week 2020 will be presented over a series of short online videos, live talks and live Q&As, giving you the freedom to select the sessions best suited to your needs and interests.

Key information

Who is the event for?

The majority of sessions will be aimed at students who are considering attending university and studying Fine Art or a related subject in September 2021.

How to attend

All presentations and live Q&As will be run through Zoom webinars. Once booked onto a session, you will be sent a link in your e-mail an hour prior to your session starting, please click this link to check-in and view the session.

Most presentations are pre-recorded accompanied by a live Q&A session, enabling you to get answers to your individual questions.

Some sessions are live and you will be able to ask a question directly to the presenter. Please note, asking questions will be done through the webchat, you will not be allowed to speak via video and audio.

Please read our Online Sessions Code of Conduct (PDF) before attending sessions.

Access requirements

The presentation will be available to you on request after the presentation. Alongside this, we are happy to provide a transcript and additional notes for students with hearing access issues. Please contact us:


Thursday 5 November

4.30-5.30pm BE AN ARTIST: Explore Goldsmiths' Fine Art Students Work

5.30-6.30pm BE AN ARTIST: Artist talk by Djofray Makumbu

Friday 6 November

4.30-5.30pm BE AN ARTIST: Studio Tour (by artists Sarah Macdonald and Dafna Talmor)

5.30-6.30pm RESEARCH AND IDEAS: Conducting Your Creative Research

Saturday 7 November

10.00-10.45am APPLYING: Portfolios and Documentation

11.00-11.45am APPLYING: Personal Statements and Preparing for Interviews

Sunday 8 November

10.00-10.45am APPLYING: Your application to university timeline and an Introduction to the Goldsmiths Fine Art Department

11.00-11.45am CURATING: Introduction to the CCA and curating a show

Contact us

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the outreach team.