Contemporary artist statements

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Capture the imagination and bring your art to life

Your artist statement is like a window into your art and how you work. It’s at the centre of each body of work. It helps people understand and connect with you and your art, enhancing the experience.

It delves into your inspiration and motivation. Your creative processes. It goes deep into your work, and makes your art feel like a living thing.

Creative and versatile, it goes with your work when you’re:

  • applying to exhibit with a gallery or museum
  • applying for an award, grant or residency
  • promoting your art in marketing materials (full version or a summary)
  • needing words from the statement for a press kit or social media content
  • needing hints and tips on what to say when you’re talking about your work

It might be used so widely it’s read by folk from all over the world. (No pressure, right? Ha!)

Writing about your art isn’t always easy.

Contemporary Artist Statements

Getting to the heart of your work is my super power.

How it works

You complete my Questionnaire, so I can get to know you, and your art, inside out.

We’ll clarify all the details via Zoom, then I’ll get writing.

What's included

A creative artist statement that can be used to accompany your art in your exhibition, included in your media kit, award entries, grant applications and any other opps that come up.

  • Full page statement up to 400 words
  • A 100 word and 50 word statement
  • Both first person and third person versions
  • Exclusive Trello board to track project and deliverables
  • 30 minute kick off meeting to clarify any questions I have about the brief
  • Skeleton draft, First draft and two rounds of amends
  • Proofreading at an additional cost


To prepare

Send me the links to your website and blog, links to your social profiles, an example email newsletter and anything else you’re using to share your art.


From $497.00



I have loved working with Ali on my artist statement. After each draft she provided space for feedback, edits and discourse.  I felt comfortable and understood. The end result was a true reflection of my art and practice.

Chloe Wigg


I was looking for a copywriter who understood my needs as an artist, for both personal statements and SEO marketing copy. Thankfully I found Ali who exceeded my expectations and produced just what I needed, saving me so much time.

Rev Dan Catt


Ali gets to the core of how local artists approach their lives and careers so that readers can dive deeper into the stories, but those she interviews also discover more about themselves in the process. She creates strong visuals with her words and teaches us how to understand objects and topics far beyond what we can see and touch.

Naomi Crawford

Artist and Gallery Manager

Ali shows a dedication to her craft and to the stories that she puts together. She always takes the time to understand her subject.

I’ve noticed the intricacies that she comes up with based on interviews she has done with me. She finds the heart of an issue and follows that path.

Alinta Krauth


Ready to get to the heart of your creative practice?

I acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of Australia. I pay my respects to the Elders past and present as the traditional Custodians of the lands and waters.

I acknowledge their living culture and their traditional art forms. I recognise that the land where I live, learn and work is Yugerra land and sovereignty was never ceded. I’m committed to building and sustaining respect and understanding between Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists.