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10 Questions with... artist Julian Wild Post

Each month we ask an art world professional 10 questions about their practice. This month we speak with the sculptor Julian Wild... Born: BirminghamLives: East SussexProfession: I'm a sculptor. I graduated from Kingston University in 1995Career Ambition: World dominationLife ambition: To be happy Q1. Describe your practice/profession with 5 words Playful | Complicated | Dynamic | Colourful | Sculpture Q2. ...

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10 bits of bubble wrap, all patched together Post

from our Leisurely Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)A decade ago, I was working on my M.A. in Arts Management at Birkbeck College and it was time for my class to do internships. Fellow students would be attaining experience in theatres and museums. As I was already a paid assistant in a London art gallery, I wanted something more. The ...

Sunday blog - The art world in bite-sized stories 2921 views
Have a clear reference point to harness in dark moments Post

from our Leisurely Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) I recently visited San Angelo, Texas, where my great-grandfather settled after leaving the old family farm in Tennessee that had been all but decimated during the American Civil War in the 1860s. In my own years as a business owner in the creative industries, I have found it important – essential, ...

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Lemonade and art fairs, fallen leaves and commissions Post

from our Leisurely Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)Anyone who knows me understands that I love both art and business. As I have said many times, having both in my life provides a fantastic balance between my left and right brain.   During the summer when I was a kid, I would set up a lemonade stand down the road ...

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Christmas, New Year and... networking! Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) This time of the year is absolutely wonderful for seeing friends and family. I for one am writing from Arkansas in the Deep South of the USA, where I am having a soul-satisfying time catching up with people. In my case, many conversations gravitate towards a community-engaging art ...

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New Year's resolutions happen in January... Here's something to do now Post

rom our Leisurely Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)Have you heard the phrase ‘work on your business’ as opposed to ‘in’ your business? This phrase is commonly used in the business world, yet not so much in the creative industries. As artists and gallerists are running businesses too, I think we creative industries business owners should embrace this thinking. In ...

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Do your research - and be prepared for others to research you Post

from our Leisurely Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) The fish on the bone was perfect. Scott’s, a famous seafood restaurant in Mount Street, was bustling. “Will I leave the restaurant with a new client?” I wondered. It was already a done deal, I just didn’t know it yet. I had met Eric several weeks earlier, and he’d subsequently invited ...

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Mothers Who Rock the Arts - Persistent Action in Practice Post

'Mothers who Create: Persistent Action in Practice', is the final installment in a 3-part article / video short series by Tamara Gal-On, an expert coach for women in the creative industries. She addresses challenges that parents face when juggling an art practice with parenting.Persistent Action in Practiceby Tamara Gal-OnThe magic ingredient about persistent action is that you are holding the ...

Guest Blog Posts 2503 views
From start-up to veteran: Be open to both learning and teaching Post

from our Leisurely Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) Many years ago when I was a baby art dealer, I made a big faux pas and upset an experienced art dealer at his private view. Newbie me was very excited at the time, as I had consigned a bronze sculpture for an exhibition in his prestigious St James’s showroom.  So, ...

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Why an artist should keep in touch with the art dealer who said NO Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)A couple of years ago I was introduced to an artist who is the sister of a friend and collector. At a meeting in my Soho gallery, the artist and I viewed her portrait paintings and discussed the subjects and inspirations. The work wasn’t a suitable fit for the gallery, so I ...

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