Vane, Newcastle: how regional galleries find artists

In this article Paul Stone, Creative Director of Vane, a regional gallery in Newcastle, shares his insights on finding and working with artists. Having started life as a volunteer-run organisation, Va… Continue Reading Vane, Newcastle: how regional galleries find artists

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CHARLIE SMITH london: how commercial galleries find artists

Director of CHARLIE SMITH london, Zavier Ellis shares his experiences on finding and working with artists (2013). My perspective in running a gallery is very curatorial, but I am also an art dealer. I… Continue Reading CHARLIE SMITH london: how commercial galleries find artists

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Applications to curators

If you really want to apply direct to a gallery or curator, bear the following in mind: Find out the name of the curator or director and write directly to him/her. Print images on paper so that people… Continue Reading Applications to curators

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Approaching gallery curators

How do curators operate within and outside of the gallery? Here we cover some points for artists to bear in mind when building relationships with galleries and the people that work there. The gallery… Continue Reading Approaching gallery curators

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Lucy Day: approaching galleries

The key to successfully approaching galleries, or as is more often and accurately the case, gradually building a relationship with them, is having an insight and understanding into their priorities an… Continue Reading Lucy Day: approaching galleries

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Researching galleries

Most galleries and independent curators have a definite style or interest in specific types of artwork they are interested in, and it is a good idea to research this carefully to save time and money a… Continue Reading Researching galleries

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Self-organised exhibitions

One of the best, and certainly fastest ways of getting an exhibition is doing it yourself and organising your own. This could be a one off exhibition or something more. Very often, it’s necessary for… Continue Reading Self-organised exhibitions

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Ami Clarke: on artist run spaces

The following tips have been written by Ami Clarke, founder and director of Banner Repeater, and should be useful when thinking of opening an artist led space. Working frameworks: pragmatic and concep… Continue Reading Ami Clarke: on artist run spaces

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Eliza Gluckman: how curators work

I work as a freelance curator, primarily with my curatorial partner Lucy Day, and to borrow one of her comments, I would say that ‘a curator is both conduit and catalyst’. In 2006 we formed Day+Gluckm… Continue Reading Eliza Gluckman: how curators work

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Jason E Bowman: how curators work

Curating isn’t what I anticipated would become a central tenet of my practice. I didn’t become a curator via institutional in-house training or graduate from a post-graduate curating course. Lisa le F… Continue Reading Jason E Bowman: how curators work

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