Be Smart About Art

Talk, Showcase + Networking at Store Street Framing

London event for art world professionals

Date: Dec. 7, 2018, 6:30 p.m. - Dec. 7, 2018, 8:30 p.m. UK time (see time converter)

Location: Store Street Framing WC1E 7QE | 30 - 31 Store Street | WC1E 7QE London

Transport: Tube: Russell Square or Goodge Street


Price: Members go free | Non-Members 8.50 GBP early bird (until Monday3 December @ 12pm), 9.95 GBP full ticket inc on-the-door

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


In December, we’re visiting Store Street Framing to get a behind-the-scenes look at the workshop. You’ll have a special opportunity to handle some gorgeous high end frames as well as discover a new range of exhibition-ready frames. The new range has been designed in mind of artists and gallerists alike presenting shows near and far, from a home gallery location to a fair many miles away.


You’ll also attain essential insight into what to consider when getting framing done for yourself and/or clients, ranging from glazing options to what to bear in mind when presenting a collection of pieces for a show. Andrew will be available to answer your own questions when it comes to the presentation of two-dimensional works, helping works to stand out whilst providing commercial reward.


All attendees will receive a festive voucher for you or a client to use towards framing. Full details to be provided at the event! 



About Andrew Milne Home


Andrew studied Fine Art, finishing with an M.A. in Fine Art at Winchester School Of Art in 1995. He then lived and worked in Spain for several years. After returning to London in the late 90s, he worked for John Jones in the artists’ surfaces department. With this experience under his belt, he started working at Russell & Chapple, building the business' reputation as a specialist in fine art textiles and supports.  After a stint working as General Manager at Rankin Photography, he took up a new role managing businesses in the Artmat Group, including Russell & Chapple, C. Roberson & Co and Store Street Framing.

Andrew’s current role encompasses retail, framing, project management and manufacturing in the fine art industry.


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Twitter: @storestframing

Instagram: @storestreetframing


Alex McIntyre

Alex is Be Smart About Art's Collaborative Partnerships manager as well as an independent artist in her own right. She is driven by a love of people, collaboration, ideas and adventure. Working from a studio in Hertfordshire, she produces land and sky inspired paintings using ink and gesso on birch ply. She regularly sells through The Other Art Fair, Byard Art Gallery and Kendalls Fine Art and undertakes additional exhibitions with galleries and independent art consultants.

Alex's painting practice is grounded in over ten years experience as a participatory artist and project manager collaborating with community groups, arts and cultural organisations. This includes 5 years as Co-Director and Co-Founder of HertsCreation C.I.C working with the arts as a tool for learning and transformation with organisations such as Royal Opera House Bridge, Watford Museum and the Wroxham Transformative Learning Alliance, amongst others.

As Collaborative Partnerships Manager she works behind the scenes to programme many of the events, workshops and talks which are designed by Be Smart About Art to help art world professionals learn and thrive in a changing industry.

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Connect on social media:

Facebook and Instagram: @alexmcintyreartist

About the Event:


With arrivals from at 6.30-7.00pm, we will then hear all about framing from Andrew, which will include a tour of the workshop with many styles and pieces on display. This will be followed by Alex McIntyre, Collaborative Partnerships Manager at Be Smart About Art, who will provide three top networking tips designed for professionals in the field. 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 – 8.30pm

Ready to go? Book your place and we'll look forward to seeing you there!



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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