Be Smart About Art

Be Smart About Art Expedition to the South Coast

Towner Gallery - Seaside Art / Biz Convo

Date: Aug. 2, 2017, 3:15 p.m. - Aug. 2, 2017, 6 p.m. UK time (see time converter)

Location: Towner Art Gallery | College Road | Eastbourne BN21 4JJ

Speakers: Susan Mumford

Price: BSAA Members 10 GBP; Non-Members 15 GBP

For emerging to mid-career art world professionals:

Treat yourself in a summer art adventure by the sea: gain inspiration, find out about Towner’s fantastic programme and network at the same time – it’s win-win!

Join Be Smart About Art for an exciting summer expedition to Towner Art Gallery where we will be given a full introduction to the Towner programme by a gallery representative, before proceeding to the Sussex Open 2017 exhibition.

Sussex Open 2017
exhibition brings together the best artists from across the Sussex Region.

Featuring painting, photography, drawing, film, ceramics and sculpture, Sussex Open 2017 offers a unique opportunity to view works by artists at every level of their career, from new talent to established figures.

Towner Art Gallery
is an award-winning contemporary art gallery and museum for South East England. It actively supports the local artist community and places learning and participation at the heart of programming.  

Be Smart About Art
will wrap up this busy day by visiting the beautiful seaside or a local seaside café where we will have an open conversation about art and making a living in the art world, facilitated by Susan Mumford.

Event Leader: Susan Mumford [MInstSMM MA FRSA MPSA]:
A game-changer in the 21st Century art world, Susan’s an entrepreneur, mentor, speaker, moderator and author. While running a gallery in Soho, London, she founded the Association of Women Art Dealers (AWAD), a non-profit trade network with three chapters: London, New York and Global. AWAD’s mission is to facilitate business and collaborations between and for women art dealers. Several years later, she started a social enterprise called Be Smart About Art, for which the motto is: “Art is your life. Make it your living.” This online-accessible platform helps creative professionals thrive in a changing world. In late 2015, her first book was published: Art is your life. Make it your living. While she’s based in London, Susan spends a notable time travelling to the USA and Continental Europe, visiting art fairs, delivering lectures, running panel discussions and more. 

Keep up to date with Susan online @susanjmumford

Getting there:
There are regular trains to Eastbourne station from London Victoria, London Bridge, Brighton, Bexhill, Hastings and Ashford. Towner Art Gallery is just over half a mile or approximately 12-minute walk from the station. For satnav use postcode BN21 4JJ.

Buses 12, 12A, 12X, 13X, 3, 98 & 99 stop nearby Towner.


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A BSAA Members' event that's free for our Members, individuals who aren't Members are welcome to attend once prior to committing to join Be Smart About Art.

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