As an artist you may be wondering, is art gallery representation worth it? Worth it is a subjective term and the answer to the question is dependent on what you want to achieve with your art practice. If you are making work to share with an audience then utilising all the resources available, of which […]
Three top tips for artists tackling applications for funding, awards and exhibitions It’s that time of year when there are lots of funding, exhibition and award opportunities open for applications. Knuckling down to start filling out the forms can feel daunting and it is easier not to do it but doing it is much better […]
It’s the question that comes up the most often in conversation about art sales, ‘why do galleries take so much commission?’ It is a bone of contention that can stifle a fruitful relationship between artist and gallery before it’s even explored, let alone begun. So, let’s talk about commission and get the matter straight, once […]
Having a successful art business is the aim of all artists selling their work. Success is a subjective word though. It’s definition is determined by the goals you’ve set and your overall objectives. That’s why taking a measurement is an important part of running your art business. Here’s why… Benefit of Hindsight Only by taking […]
Art sales are hard. If sales aren’t rolling in and you’re doing all you can to generate them, don’t be too hard on yourself. There are a lot of factors involved in closing an art sale. It’s possible that you could make some changes to your approach though. Here are three things that may be […]
Beating the cringe factor of social media content when you talk on social media. How many times have you heard, the key to social media is to show your face and talk to the camera? And how many times has the idea of that made you want to run screaming from the idea? Every time? […]
Photography is often viewed as ‘real art’s’ little sister. Spectacular enough to be considered beautiful, unique enough to be admired and precious enough to be cared for but rarely revered like a true art form outside of a small art world circle. Perhaps it is because it comes from a variety of sources and plays […]
Why a visit to an art gallery makes the perfect date! My job gives me the opportunity to meet so many interesting people on a daily basis. Watching people interact with art and talking to them about it is fascinating and I never have the same conversation twice. I’m always particularly excited when I work […]
Art has long played a part in love stories and sagas. It’s role in the declaration of feelings has been poignant through centuries of romances. Luckily for us the pieces created as a result of these sometimes epic and sometimes illicit relationships leaves us with tales to get lost in.
3 ways to use art for self care. As the new year has begun and life is back to hectic normality, for many of us taking, even just a little, time for ourselves to rest our minds will be high on the resolution agenda. Of all the promises to make to yourself this is one of the easiest to keep, especially if you use art to help you.