Mark Sheerin

My role: I write about art for, which means writing previews, reviews, features and interviews. I can sometimes be found gadding around on press trips and private views.

My background: Outside Culture24 I write an obscure art blog called and tweet @criticismism. I feel my background in advertisement copywriting has well equipped me for the churning out of words, while an NCTJ qualification and MA in theory have left me with a misguided sense of entitlement to my own opinions.

My inspiration: Art inspires me, in particular ephemeral, quixotic, durational, pointless exercises. Have also been known to consume marathon Spotify sessions and break the spines of hefty novels. The editor mocks (celebrates – Ed.) my French airs. But I’m not French.