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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. ...

10 Questions with... Monthly Interview 3234 views
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 ...

Sunday blog - The art world in bite-sized stories 2097 views
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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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. ...

10 Questions with... Monthly Interview 3321 views
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 ...

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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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