Past event

19 September 2023

Writing and discussion group

19 September 2023. Free entry.

Tuesday 19 September, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
At The Physics Room

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We will be meeting in the gallery for a session led by local poet Claudia Jardine. Claudia will lead us in some writing exercise, the details of which are coming soon. There will also be time to workshop writing we've been working on or to discuss as a group any ideas for projects.


The Physics Room’s writing and discussion group meets monthly and is open to anyone who likes to think about and discuss contemporary art.

This is a group which aims to flex to the needs of its community. Spanning reading, writing, and discussion, The Physics Room hopes that this can be a place for creative practitioners and arts workers to receive feedback on writing or creative projects and to discuss critical texts in an encouraging environment. These loosely structured sessions offer an opportunity to learn from one another and to engage with the contents of The Physics Room’s library and archive.

Now and then we will invite a guest to facilitate a writing workshop or discussion group. 

Snacks provided, and sometimes we have a pot-luck. 

Please bring: Yourself, something to nibble if you want to, an idea of what you’d like to get out of the group, and anything you’ve been working on or thinking about.


If you're interested in joining us please email Orissa, our Writing and Publications Coordinator,


Access: The Physics Room’s Montreal Street gallery space is wheelchair accessible via The Arts Centre’s Market Square carpark, accessed by car from Worcester Boulevard, driving east from Rolleston Avenue or north via Montreal Street before Worcester Boulevard. An all-gender, wheelchair accessible bathroom is down the hallway at the back of the gallery, just ask a staff-member or volunteer to show you. Please get in touch with me or our access coordinator Honey for any questions or requirements around access.

History of the Avian Loop writing group

Started by Hamish Petersen, The Physics Room's inaugural Writing and Publications Coordinator, the writing group used to produce the Avian Loop publication, meeting at the Avon Loop Community Cottage on Hurley Street.