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Exhibition titles - love or hate them, we must create them Post

from our Leisurely Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)I was once  engrossed in a conversation with a photographer friend, in which we were evaluating the relationship between writing and visual art. For some pieces, having a title and concept is vital– however, this isn’t always so. Consider a classic Ansel Adams photograph of Yosemite National Park. The image speaks for ...

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Does unsubscribing from mailing lists release endorphins?  Post

from our Leisurely Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)One of my three new year’s resolutions this year was to unsubscribe from mailing lists I no longer read. This resolution is proving to be so successful that I recommend others adopt it – after all, we are only three weeks into January and so there is still time to adjust one’s ...

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10 Questions with... artist Julian Wild Post

Each month we ask an art world professional 10 questions about their practice. This month we speak with the sculptor Julian Wild... Born: BirminghamLives: East SussexProfession: I'm a sculptor. I graduated from Kingston University in 1995Career Ambition: World dominationLife ambition: To be happy Q1. Describe your practice/profession with 5 words Playful | Complicated | Dynamic | Colourful | Sculpture Q2. ...

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10 bits of bubble wrap, all patched together Post

from our Leisurely Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)A decade ago, I was working on my M.A. in Arts Management at Birkbeck College and it was time for my class to do internships. Fellow students would be attaining experience in theatres and museums. As I was already a paid assistant in a London art gallery, I wanted something more. The ...

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Have a clear reference point to harness in dark moments Post

from our Leisurely Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) From time to time, I visit San Angelo in West Texas to visit relatives. This is the place that one great-grandfather, known as "Grandaddy Johnson" - for that's what my father called him, settled after leaving the family farm in Tennessee. The Amercian Civil War of the 1860s had resulted in ...

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Lemonade and art fairs, fallen leaves and commissions Post

from our Leisurely Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)Anyone who knows me understands that I love both art and business. As I have said many times, having both in my life provides a fantastic balance. And two stories from childhood can be likened to selling activities in the art world...   Story 1:  During the summer when I was a kid, ...

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Christmas, New Year and... networking! Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) This time of the year is absolutely wonderful for seeing friends and family. I for one am writing from Arkansas in the Deep South of the USA, where I am having a soul-satisfying time catching up with people. In my case, many conversations gravitate towards a community-engaging art ...

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New Year's resolutions happen in January... Here's something to do now Post

rom our Leisurely Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)Have you heard the phrase ‘work on your business’ as opposed to ‘in’ your business? This phrase is commonly used in the business world, yet not so much in the creative industries. As artists and gallerists are running businesses too, I think we creative industries business owners should embrace this thinking. In ...

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Do your research - and be prepared for others to research you Post

from our Leisurely Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) The fish on the bone was perfect. Scott’s, a famous seafood restaurant in Mount Street, Mayfair, was bustling. “Will I leave the restaurant with a new client?” I wondered. It was already a done deal, I just didn’t know it yet. I had met Eric several weeks earlier, and he’d subsequently ...

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Mothers Who Rock the Arts - Persistent Action in Practice Post

'Mothers who Create: Persistent Action in Practice', is the final installment in a 3-part article / video short series by Tamara Gal-On, an expert coach for women in the creative industries. She addresses challenges that parents face when juggling an art practice with parenting.Persistent Action in Practiceby Tamara Gal-OnThe magic ingredient about persistent action is that you are holding the ...

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