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Built to last - you get what you pay for Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) Everyone who has worked in a business of mine has come across the trusty Swingline stapler (ca. 1953). Originally acquired in the mid-90s at on the last day of a clearance sale in my hometown, during which one crams everything possible into a brown paper bag for 50 cents, this lucky ...

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Building an online community? Your personal touch makes all the difference Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) This seems an obvious enough statement. However in the age of social media, it can get surprisingly complicated.Consider this common scenario: You’ve met somebody once and had a 3-minute conversation. They seemed nice enough yet you don’t really know one another. The next thing you know, they send a ‘friend’ request ...

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Devoted to Photography: Being part of a Photography Collective Post

This article was first published on the Curious Duke Gallery Blog on 9th October 2014.In October 2014 Curious Duke Gallery was proud to participate in Photomonth, East London's International Photography Festival, with the exhibition 'Edition III' featuring works by The Rooftop Collective, a group of London-based photographers with diverse practices who share an ongoing dialogue and exhibit at locations around the capital. 'Edition III'  ran ...

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Don't let the fear of words hold you back Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) A Halloween special --"I disagree that artists have brands." "I cannot stand the word marketing." "As an artist, I don't view what I do as a business." Sound familiar?I’ve heard similarly phrased statements uttered with certainty by creative professionals on numerous occasions. On the one hand, it's important to use your voice ...

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VIDEO: How to work from anywhere in the world - Monthly Art World Webinar (October 2014) Post

Each month, we invite an expert speaker to divulge knowledge in the Second-Wednesday Webinar. The event takes place for an hour and has attendees from all over the globe, as it can be accessed simply with a reliable internet connection. Participants are invited to ask questions, and the speaker answers as many as time allows. On 12th March 2014, Sarah ...

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The importance of failure Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) Over the past few days, people have been asking, “How did the Kickstarter [crowdfunding campaign] go?” My answer? I’ll come back to that.Having experienced all sorts of ‘failures’ over the years, I appreciate that the most important takeaway above and beyond anything else is learning. If something has already come to ...

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Art fairs: All the rage? Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) Artists and gallerists alike come from near and far to take part in these events. In the early years of Art Basel Miami Beach, an annual occasion with 25 – 30 ‘satellite’ fairs in addition to the main mother-ship event, I came across an artist who had driven a van 3,000 ...

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When do you generate your best ideas? Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) In the creative sector, developing new concepts is an ongoing requirement, sometimes seemingly every day. You require them for shows, pieces, series and titles, not to mention collaborations, blog posts, newsletter section headings, email subject lines and so on.A question to ask yourself is this: Are there situations, settings or activities ...

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Cheers to collaboration Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) The art world is increasingly moving into an era of collaboration and transparency. And what a relief this is, for it can be enjoyable and productive to work in partnership with others. We can choose to work with others who share complimentary outlooks and values in life. By appreciating that each person has ...

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The United Nations of Art? Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)You might be happy living where you do, but this isn’t to say that it’s the best place to exhibit and sell art. The good news is that in the 21st Century, solutions are readily available.With the proliferation of online marketplaces, artists and gallerists alike are discovering locations around the globe where ...

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