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Amazing art piece? Awesome! Is it easy to install, too? Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)Have you considered that the ease – or difficulty, with which you make your art to install could impact a gallery’s willingness to show it? And further, such a factor might influence an art dealer’s willingness to work with you at all?A few years ago when staging a group show I came ...

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One-to-One Training and Mentoring Programme with Susan Mumford Post

Are you seeking insight from an art world veteran who understands the industry inside out? Would you like an ‘accountability partner’ who will support you to keep on track of goals? Do you want someone-in-the-know who can advise on challenges and obstacles? If the answer is ‘Yes’, One-to-One training and mentoring with Susan Mumford could be exactly what you need ...

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Can artists and art dealers ever take a holiday from email? Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)We find ourselves in the middle of summer, and holiday thoughts are in the air.  I was speaking with an artist friend about how a solo practitioner can ever actually “take time off” – from email that is, when working for oneself.Auto-responder or not, she for one feels that she is still ...

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Why all art professionals need to understand Gmail tabs - and what you can do about it now Post

If you are a Gmail user, just like the other 425 million people around the world (as of June 2012 according to this Wikipedia article) you might have noticed the recent change in the Inbox interface.  And in case you are not a Gmail user, but do send out newsletters to your mailing list as an art professional, you need ...

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10 Questions with... artist Briony Marshall Post

Each month we ask an art world professional 10 questions about their practice. This month we speak with artist Briony Marshall... Born in: South-west LondonLives in: South-west LondonProfession: Sculptor and Installation Artist – graduated in 2004Career Ambition: A turbine hall commissionLife ambition: Making sure my husband and children are happy and fulfilled.   Q1. Describe your practice/profession with 5 wordsScience inspired sculptures investigating human-condition (sorry if ...

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Does dealing in art need to be a lonely road? Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) I recently curated an exhibition in my home state of Arkansas. I was inspired to give back to my home, having moved to England in 2000. One afternoon I received a telephone call from a friend who runs a local contemporary gallery. He sounded me out in terms of how I work ...

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Be careful about judging someone by appearance... They might be an art collector Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)Have you ever been surprised by someone who walked in the door of your gallery or studio? Those in the business of selling art learn over the years that, although one gets better in time at ‘reading’ people, it’s a bad idea to judge a person too quickly.A real-life story highlights the ...

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Want to know a formula for pricing art? Stop looking - they don't work Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) I’ve come across a number of theories on pricing art. And you know what? None - and I mean none, of them work.Here’s the art pricing formula I've come across most often: You come up with a base asking price for the smallest sized piece in a series, and multiply according ...

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Don't understand a contract? Lack confidence to ask? It's up to you to find out Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) The notion that art practitioners have reasons to seek sound business acumen is very apparent to me. It may be that what you’re about to sign doesn’t make sense for you and your business (as yes, you are running a business). It’s far too easy to rush through important paperwork or ...

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10 Questions with... gallerist Richard Mauger Post

Each month we ask an art world professional 10 questions about their practice. This month we speak with gallerist Richard Mauger (on the left) from Mauger Modern Art... Born in: BirminghamLives in: LondonProfession: Gallery co-directorCareer Ambition: To have one of our artists selected to represent Britain at the Venice BiennaleLife ambition: To be *extremely* successful but still retain my sense of humour. Q1. Describe ...

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