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Visualise, verbalise and be open to opportunities - the story of a random taxi journey Post

from our Leisurely Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)This is a story of serendipity, and underlines the importance of how you can create your own luck. It might be that you want to find a gallery, or maybe you are looking for your next art commission. The story unfolded over the past few weeks, and I am glad to be ...

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You needn't take every opinion on your art to heart Post

from our Leisurely Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)Not long ago, I was contacted by an artist who lives along the Ionian Sea. He produces bold, fluid paintings of fish on wood and canvas. He has been active for many years and was offered an exhibition in an art café along a seaside full of tourists. The tourist audience has ...

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Why I choose to work with associates every time Post

from our Leisurely Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)Two members of the Association of Women Art Dealers (AWAD) were holding an exhibition together. As Founder of the organisation, I attended the private view to show my support of their joint endeavour. Little did I suspect that the show would present a sales opportunity. I had been looking for an original ...

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Always have a Plan B (you can't easily manage an art fair from hospital) Post

from our Leisurely Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)My first foray into exhibiting at an art fair was not just an induction by fire, it was an invaluable lesson that can be applied to all art events. In a few words it is: have a Plan B.Sounds simple, right? It is not. It’s a real challenge for small art enterprises ...

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10 Questions with... gallerist Eleni Duke Post

Each month we ask an art world professional 10 questions about their practice. This month we speak with gallerist Eleni Duke...  Born in: The oh-so-exotic North London (Enfield)Lives: LondonProfession: Gallerist, founder of Curious Duke Gallery.Career Ambition: To make Curious Duke the go-to gallery for new emerging talentsLife ambition: To be happy and healthyQ1. Describe your practice/profession with 5 wordscreative | exciting | diverse | challenging | rewardingQ2. ...

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Will simply presenting sublime works of art entice the world to visit? Not quite Post

from our Leisurely Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)Only this morning I was invited to a group show of M.A. students at a prestigious London art programme. Sadly, I’m not interested. The ‘event’ to which I have been invited is the duration of the show (10am-6pm over a 10-day period). I have a demanding workweek schedule and have other plans ...

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Turning commission disasters into done deals Post

from our Leisurely Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)I once lined up an art commission that was a near catastrophe. The story highlights how having someone in between a commissioner and artist can make all the difference.Thanks to some early-morning networking I was doing at the time, my expertise as an art consultant was recommended to the manager of a ...

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Social media can be a terrific emotional outlet, plus a money-maker, too Post

from our Leisurely Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)Historically when an artist finished a new work of art, the piece generally remained hidden in their studio until it was included in an exhibition. That might be immediately - or months to years later.Engagement with an audience is so important to makers that many have been known to spend time hanging ...

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Exhibition titles - love or hate them, we must create them Post

from our Leisurely Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)I was once  engrossed in a conversation with a photographer friend, in which we were evaluating the relationship between writing and visual art. For some pieces, having a title and concept is vital– however, this isn’t always so. Consider a classic Ansel Adams photograph of Yosemite National Park. The image speaks for ...

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Does unsubscribing from mailing lists release endorphins?  Post

from our Leisurely Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)One of my three new year’s resolutions this year was to unsubscribe from mailing lists I no longer read. This resolution is proving to be so successful that I recommend others adopt it – after all, we are only three weeks into January and so there is still time to adjust one’s ...

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