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RICHARD UNWIN

Freelance Journalist

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I'm a successful freelance writer producing leading articles on art and culture, alongside copy for galleries, artists, businesses and websites.

Widely published in print and online by major international publications, I cover a broad range of subjects and writing styles, from features and news, to interviews, artists' statements and monographs.

I specialise in writing about art and culture. I have an excellent, European-wide contact base and have a great grasp of new trends and contemporary fashions, including emerging and developing art scenes.

I write texts for a range of companies and can turn my hand to most briefs. I can write both serious and witty, engaging copy and can use my background in features and the arts to add flair to your projects. Having developed a number of websites, I can help redesign yours and improve your search engine visibility (SEO).

For non-native English speakers, whether in the creative industries or not, I can vastly improve your English language content and tailor it to the relevant audience.

Whatever you need - whether it's press releases, news articles, exhibition texts, a fresh website, important emails, or attention grabbing copy - I'm here to help.

Key Skill:Journalist Experience:Senior

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CV
This document provides basic CV details, covering employment and education history. An extended portfolio of media and written work is available on request.
Exhibition catalogues, artists' statements & monographs
I provide texts for exhibitions and artists, creating engaging copy that can help illuminate an artist's work. These texts can be designed to introduce individual exhibitions or to give an overview of an artist's career. The attached example was produced for an exhibition in Romania.
Interviews
I carry out interviews with a vast range of people, from artists and curators to politicians and business people. It's a great way to meet interesting people and to publicise their stories. The excerpt here is taken from an interview with the well-known UK artist Gillian Wearing published in Flux magazine.
Websites
I've developed websites for a range of clients, writing content and advising on design. I can help arts organisations set the right tone, and give artists the best words to describe their work. For other businesses, I can provide you with contemporary, attention grabbing content that will give your brand an aura of quality and integrity.
News
I'm available for all kinds of news reporting for print and online publications. I can also use my reporting skills to carry out corporate research and to produce company literature.

I currently provide monthly news stories to The Art Newspaper, reporting on developments in central and eastern Europe. I use my wide contact base to research information and to provide exclusive perspectives on events.
Features
Writing detailed, content rich features is one of the best ways to tell a story or inform people about something new and exciting. I write feature articles for a number of major publications and find it one of the most enjoyable parts of my job.

In most case, the features are the result of my own original ideas and research, but I am also happy to write commissioned articles to meet an editor's or client's needs.

The excerpt here is taken from a multi-page spread in the German magazine 'Dare'.
Reviews
I write regular reviews for international publications like 'Frieze' magazine. I can turn my hand to serious, in depth criticism, or write shorter, snappier summaries. I cover visual art, music, film and technology and am always willing to look at something new.

The excerpt here is taken from a visual art review, on an exhibition of contemporary Hungarian art at BOZAR, Brussels. You can also find examples of my music reviews at:http://www.fluxmagazine.com/index.php/music/music-article-penderecki-greenwood/