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Think you're being pushy or salesy? Turn your thinking upside down Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)I have come across many artists who don’t ever want to seem as pushy or salesy. This often manifests itself in a reluctance to send out email newsletters and pursue other self-promotional activities. Inevitably, the result is the frustration of not selling enough art.The truth of the matter is that people outside ...

Sunday blog - The art world in bite-sized stories 2693 views
10 Questions Interview with... Lisa Norris Post

Each month we ask an art world professional 10 questions about their practice. This month we speak with gallerist Lisa Norris...Born to: English parents who moved to Bermuda when I was 2 years old.  Lives in: London, UKProfession: Contemporary art gallery ownerCareer Ambition: Having a successful gallery with a reputation for showing consistently engaging work.Life ambition: Content and fulfilled in whatever ...

10 Questions with... Monthly Interview 2686 views
Don't offer discounts too quickly Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)There is a school of thought held by many art collectors in which they deserve a discount for each and every purchase. The very way that many people haggle in the buying process suggests that they view it as the way it is done.Well surprise, surprise, this is not the case. Some ...

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Why it's important to know your value and be confident Post

Remember this? You are starting your fine art course at university or college. All you have ever wanted to do is to become an artist and create beautiful pieces. Or, you are working a 9-5 job in the city and realise one day that you are living the wrong life. All you have ever really wanted to do is to ...

Guest Blog Posts 2202 views
How to get off the computer and back to your Creative Practice - Monthly Art World Webinar (Nov 2013) Video Recap Post

Each month, we invite an expert speaker to divulge knowledge in the Monthly Art World Webinar. The event takes place for an hour and has attendees from all over the globe, as it can be accessed simply with a reliable internet connection. Participants are invited to ask questions, and the speaker answers as many as time allows. On 11th November ...

Webinars 6885 views
How do you talk about your art practice without being full of #artbollocks ? Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)I have worked with many an artist and gallerist who struggle with answers to the questions:  “What kind of art do you do?” and “What type of art does your gallery show?”The thing is, whether or not people outside of the art world realise it, they are looking for what defines you ...

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Selling art starts with having a YES attitude Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)By age 9, I was intrigued by photography. My father gave me a hand-me-down point and shoot camera that took 110 cartridge film. I was so fascinated with the medium that I spent all the holiday money from my grandparents on picture postcards – eventually I had at least 400.By age 17, ...

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Exhibiting at an art fair? It's about more than just selling Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)I’m en route to an art fair as I write. Though I don’t have a booth, several dealer friends invited me to join the exhibitor’s party and help them celebrate their successes so far, with one day left to go.We are mid-way through ‘art fair season’, and I’ve been speaking with artists ...

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How I opened the door to the art world Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)I had been living in London for a year, working as a retail manager in a natural foods shop. What was I doing? I wanted to get into the London art world.After submitting my CV to commercial galleries, it quickly became clear that I needed to open the door to the art ...

Sunday blog - The art world in bite-sized stories 2599 views
10 Questions Interview with... Agnieszka Kolek Post

Each month we ask an art world professional 10 questions about their practice. This month we speak with artist Agnieszka Kolek... Born in: Katowice, PolandLives in: London, Great BritainProfession: Artist since birth, Curator since 2009Career Ambition: Never give upLife ambition: See things for what they are Q1. Describe your practice/profession with 5 wordsQuestioning comfortable versions of reality Q2. Best and worst thing ...

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