As part of the University of The Arts London Enterprise Week Artquest presented The Art of Selling with Rosalind Davis and All Cats Are Grey.
Run by UAL’s Careers and Employability service, Enterprise Week featured 40 free events including talks, practical workshops and guest speakers to help graduates fill in the gaps and get ahead in the creative industries.
Many final year students dream of being picked by a famous gallery at their degree show, and never having to worry about where the next pay-check comes from. For most this ideal scenario remains a fantasy (and even those few that get representation find that it does not solve the problem of earning a living). In reality most artists have to take control of their own careers and find ways of increasing their sales and of selling – not only their art, but also ideas or projects.
The Art of Selling presents two talks by practitioners with a wealth of experience in making money from artistic practice. Rosalind Davis and All Cats Are Grey that will cover topics such as how to keep hold of your collectors, how to promote your project to gain some funding and how to sell more by pricing correctly. The talk was specifically aimed at fine art students of all disciplines.
Since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2005 she has exhibited nationally and internationally and has sold work to both private and public collections. Davis has a significant exhibition record. In 2010 she was selected for the UKYA, ING Discerning Eye and Lynn Painters Stainers Prize. In 2011 she has exhibited in Vienna, India, CoExist Arts, Phoenix Brighton and has had a number of solo shows in London since 2005. A collection of her work is showitng at Material Matters, Courtauld Institute, London as part of the East Wing’ Biennial exhibition in 2012-2013 alongside Damian Hirst and Rachel Whiteread.
All Cats Are Grey Prints was created in 2010 by Delphine Parot & Ovannak You. They are surface designers specialized in commercial screen printing. Delphine completed an FDA Surface Design & Ovannak studied Interior Design both at London College of Communication. Their clients include Christopher Raeburn, DesignMarketo, Lex Records, Damien Poulain, Hayward Gallery & Print Club. They have also been Hato Press screen printers since November 2011.