Detail from the cover of Jeanne Randolph's book Psychoanalysis & Synchronized Swimming and Other Writings on Art 

Focussed Mentorships

Critical Thinking / Critical Writing with Jeanne Randolph

  • April 12, 2018 – June 7, 2018
  • Application Deadline: March 29, 2018 at 4:00pm
  • MAWA, 611 Main Street

For female-identified MAWA members.

Free to apply; $50 enrollment fee if you are selected for the program. 

Application deadline: Thursday, March 29 at 4pm. For female-identified MAWA members. Free to apply; $50 enrollment fee if you are selected for the program. Note: spaces are limited.

Meeting Dates: 

  • Thursday, April 12, 6:30-9pm
  • Thursday, May 10, 6:30-9pm
  • Thursday June 7, 6:30-9pm

Join Jeanne Randolph and the Focussed Mentorship group for in-depth discussion regarding art, art ideas and writings about art. Receive feedback on your thinking and writing from arguably the most creative, outside-of-the-box art theorist in Canada.

To apply for a Focussed Mentorship:

Please email a single pdf document containing:

  • a paragraph describing your practice
  • a paragraph describing why you want to participate in this program and what you hope to achieve through the focussed mentorship
  • 2 samples of text you have written (can be excerpts)

The total length of the application should not exceed 5 pages.

Email applications to and put “Focussed Mentorship” in the subject line. 

If you are not already a member, please also submit a MAWA membership form and payment. MAWA membership costs $15 for underwaged persons and $30 for others.

Applications are due at MAWA by Thursday, March 29 at 4pm

  • Jeanne Randolph

    Jeanne Randolph is a cultural critic, art writer and performance artist whose work explores the relationship between art and psychoanalytic theory. She was the first art writer in Canada to develop object relations psychoanalytic theory as a medium for cultural criticism. In universities and galleries across Canada, England, Australia and Spain, she has spoken on topics ranging from the aesthetics of Barbie dolls to the philosophy of Wittgenstein. Dr. Jeanne Randolph is the author of Psychoanalysis & Synchronized Swimming and Other Writings on Art (1991), Symbolism and its Discontents (1997), Why Stoics Box (2006) and Ethics of Luxury: Materialism and Imagination (2007), among others. She has contributed essays to books about art and artists, including Subconscious City, Susan Kealey: Ordinary and Robbin Deyo: Sweet Sensation. Her most recent books are Out of Psychoanalysis: ficto-criticism 2005-2015, Shopping Cart Pantheism (2015) and My Claustrophobic Happiness (2020).