Be Smart About Art

Artist-Gallery Relationships Today: Kristin Hjellegjerde in conversation with Susan J Mumford

Discussion + Q+A

Date: Jan. 16, 2018, 2:30 p.m. - Jan. 16, 2018, 5 p.m. UK time (see time converter)

Location: Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1

Nearest Tube: Charing Cross


Price: £5 -£15.00

When change is the only constant in the 21st Century Art World, relationships are key to success. Attend this talk with London gallerist Kristin Hjellegjerde, in conversation with Be Smart About Art Founder Susan J Mumford, to gain insight into how artists and gallerists are working together today, what's shifting as we kick off the year, and to ask your own question in the Q + A.


> Kristin's own art world story and what she's seen change in the industry since her gallery opened in 2012; 

> Models for developing professional partnerships in 2018; 

> Strategies - and realities, for building relationships in the art world; 

> Spotting opportunities and getting in front of people with whom you’d love to work and collaborate;

> Effectively following-up dream professional partners (including real-life stories); 

> Why it's important to work to your strengths in collaborative relationships (and what this looks like); 

> Insights for building  partnerships to last; and

> Dealing with conflict (including building even better relationships);  

Sound good? Join the talk, bring your questions and be ready to learn a lot about the art world in 2018!  



2.30pm: Arrivals, with mixing & mingling 

3.00-4.30pm: Talk with Q&A 

4.30-5.00pm: Mixing & mingling 

5.00pm: Departures



KRISTIN HJELLEGJERDE is the Founder and Head Curator of Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery which she established in 2012. The gallery quickly gained recognition in the contemporary art world for showing a roster of innovative, international artists, both emerging and established, with strong theoretical and aesthetic bases.

Named one of Blouin's 500 Best Galleries Worldwide in both 2016 and 2015, and The Londonist's Independent Gallery of the Year in 2014, the gallery showcases cutting-edge art in a cohesive, intimate space focused on the presentation of a concerted body of work.
Drawing on her own international background, Kristin Hjellegjerde seeks to discover and develop new talents by creating a platform through which they can be exposed to local and international clients.

Follow Kristin on instagram @kristinhjellegjerde 

SUSAN J MUMFORD is a game-changer in the 21st Century art world. She’s an entrepreneur, mentor, speaker, moderator and author. While running her 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. This was followed by her launching Be Smart About Art, an online-accessible platform based out of London that helps creative professionals thrive in a changing world. In late 2015, her first book was published in the name of BSAA’s motto: Art is your life. Make it your living. 

Based in London, Susan spends notable periods in the USA and Continental Europe, visiting art fairs, delivering lectures, running panel discussions and more.

Follow her on Instagram @susanjmumford 


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