Laura Fowle: on the balancing act of self promotion

Accessibility > Authenticity: The balancing act of self-promotion Leaving the controlled (but comforting) structures of university: as an emerging artist, the first year out of the education system …

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Isabelle Gressel: developing an artist’s statement

Artist Isabelle Gressel writes on how the development of her practice during the course of our Lifeboat residency in 2014 was reflected in her artist’s statement. This past year has been so full of su …

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Social networks and blogs

Online social networks can be an excellent way to attract large numbers of people to your work, but come with some strings attached. Maintaining any social network takes time, and each one has its own …

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First steps for new graduates: studios, promotion, networks and exhibitions

Maintaining a career as an artist can be a complex and nuanced affair that requires a lot more than simply making good work. These presentations by artists and industry professionals examined and demy …

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Documentation of work

The most important thing when approaching galleries is to present your work professionally. It’s easy to forget that when you talk to a gallery you are talking to a business. In the long term, poor pr …

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Uddin & Elsey: collaboration, risk and working online

Trade Secrets Episode 9: Uddin & Elsey on collaboration Uddin & Elsey are a collaborative duo who were awarded the Artquest/ACAVA OZ residency in 2009. In this interview they talk about the benefi …

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Jaye Ho: the importance of networks

Trade Secrets Episode 4: Jaye Ho speaks to Artquest about being an artist working in different countries Artist Jaye Ho speaks about the importance keeping in touch your network and about being aware …

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Gordon Cheung: self promotion and commercial galleries

Trade Secrets Episode 3: Gordon Cheung on working with galleries Gordon Cheung works predominantly as a painter and has had a successful career showing with and selling through galleries. Here he shar …

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Artist statement

An artist’s statement is a short piece of writing about your work, practice and any wider intellectual concerns. They are as varied and diverse as the art they support, so the following suggestions ar …

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Invitations

Invitations to private views and talks are a good way to attract new audiences. Current audiences have the opportunity to show these to other people, to bring them along and introducing their friends …

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