Be Smart About Art

Talk, Tour + Networking at Canopy Market with Made in Arts London

London event for art world professionals

Date: Aug. 24, 2018, 6:30 p.m. - Aug. 24, 2018, 8:30 p.m. UK time (see time converter)

Location: Canopy Market | West Handyside Canopy | 1 Wharf Road | Kings Cross | London N!C 4BZ

Kings Cross St Pancras Underground

Buses aplenty

Speakers: Susan J Mumford

Price: Members go free | Non-Members 8.50 GBP early bird (until Monday 20 August @ 12pm), 9.95 GBP full ticket inc on-the-door

#besmartaboutart networking is a monthly opportunity to meet artists, curators & other art world peers, view exhibitions and spaces, and expand knowledge – creative and professional alike!

 

In August, Be Smart About Art is taking every opportunity to celebrate summer. Seizing this fiesta-feeling we will visit graduate artists from Made in Arts London (MiAL)as they exhibit and sell their wares on market stalls at Canopy Market. This specific market sees alumni MiAL artists paired as mentors with a new cohort of artists. We will speak with Katie Hughes to find out more about MiAL’s work and the thinking behind this project. We will then embark on a walking tour of the market to meet the artists, view their work and market stalls.

 

Made in Arts London is a student-based creative enterprise, exclusively for University of the Arts London (UAL) students, supported by Arts Students’ Union. It supports students to learn how to promote and sell their work and sustain their professional creative practice through an online shop, programme of events, exhibitions and partnerships. Based within Europe’s largest arts education institution, MiAL is an essential resource and platform giving access to the emerging talent of the globally respected UAL student body.  Many students MiAL represents create design products perfect for the market audience. 24 – 26 August brings current and alumni MiAL artists together as they take over market stalls to sell their work.

 

 

About Canopy Market:

The canopy roof was constructed in 188 to provide a covered area for unloading fish and other perishable goods. Today, the canopy has been restored an is used as an events space and to host weekly and seasonal markets.

 

Find out more: https://www.kingscross.co.uk/canopy-market

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About Katie Hughes:

While studying Architecture at Newcastle University, Katie was drawn to the ability public art and cultural events have in shaping and engaging communities. With a great interest in the arts and heritage sector, Katie has since dedicated her professional career to supporting creatives. From supporting authors and illustrators at the National Centre for Children’s Books, to heading up events, fairs and the gallery shop at The Lightbox Gallery and Museum, Katie’s interest has always been to help provide the support system needed to ensure the sustainability of professional artists and designers. 

Today, Katie coordinates Made in Arts London, a student-based creative enterprise, exclusively for University of the Arts London students. This initiative supports students to learn how to promote and sell their work and sustain their professional creative practice through an online shop, programme of events, exhibitions and partnerships. Based within Europe’s largest arts education institution, Made in Arts London has become an essential resource and platform, giving access to the emerging talent of the globally respected UAL student body.

Participating Market Stall Artists will be announced week of 23 July.

Find out more about Made in Arts London: https://madeinartslondon.com/  

 

About the Event:

With arrivals from at 6.30-6.45pm, we will gather all attendees to hear Katie Hughes speak before going on a walking tour of the market to speak to artists on their stalls. If you arrive later than this, do come and find us! This will be followed by Susan’s top three networking tips for professionals in the art world. There will be plenty of opportunity for mixing and mingling, as well as the viewing of art on display.

 

Note that arrivals are welcome at any time between 6.30pm – 6.45pm – after that do come and find us in the market as we explore!
 
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KEY INFORMATION & BOOKING: 

This monthly BSAA Members' event has been running since 2012. Free for Members to attend, individuals who have not yet joined our professional community are welcome to book a visitor ticket and attend once prior to committing to join Be Smart About Art.

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Refund Policy
: Refunds are available up to 24 hours prior to the event taking place (which can be requested directly via your Eventbrite booking confirmation email). Please direct any questions to savvy@besmartaboutart.com