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 …

Read more

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 …

Read more

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 …

Read more

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 …

Read more

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 …

Read more

Documentation and images

Getting high quality documentation of your work and your projects are vital.  Often the first time people will encounter your work will be through the documentation they see of it, be it what appears …

Read more

Biography

An artist biography (or ‘artists biog’) is usually a short paragraph about you and your career as a practitioner. It may also contain a line about the key themes to your practice. Biographies are ofte …

Read more

Websites

Many artists display their work on a website, as well as maintaining a number of social networks as fits their practice, skills and needs. In addition to showcasing work to an online audience, it allo …

Read more

Artist CV

Having a concise, up-to-date CV is important when applying for residencies, exhibitions or other professional opportunities. The difficulty in writing a good CV stems from the fact that there are no h …

Read more

Press releases

The best press or media releases are pretty much sample news stories, written by you in the third person (i.e. ‘Artist is having a show at Gallery’, instead of ‘I am having a show at Gallery’), that t …

Read more

Next Page »