Visiting speakers at peer mentoring meetings

As well as having your set of regular artists who come to peer mentoring meetings you may want to occasionally invite a visiting speaker as a one-off.  This can frequently engage members more than hea… Continue Reading Visiting speakers at peer mentoring meetings

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Sustaining peer mentoring groups

Sustaining a peer mentoring group (and many other activities like organising group shows and similar) involve working effectively as a collective. One of the biggest challenges to keeping a peer group… Continue Reading Sustaining peer mentoring groups

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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 and it has become increasingly essential to use these platforms for creatives. They are valuable (and fre… Continue Reading Social networks and blogs

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R.M. Sánchez-Camus: Challenges of Socially Engaged Practice

R.M. Sánchez-Camus is an artist with a socially engaged practice. He was a member of the PEER FORUM group convened by artist Eelyn Lee and hosted at Peckham Platform in 2016. In this interview with Ar… Continue Reading R.M. Sánchez-Camus: Challenges of Socially Engaged Practice

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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… Continue Reading Laura Fowle: on the balancing act of self promotion

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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… Continue Reading Isabelle Gressel: developing an artist’s statement

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

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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… Continue Reading Documentation of work

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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 be… Continue Reading Uddin & Elsey: collaboration, risk and working online

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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… Continue Reading Jaye Ho: the importance of networks

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