Tuesday, 25 May 2010

jerwood talk on emerging artists - quest for validation

The Head of painting at RCA was among the panelists in this question time style event. There was generally a lot of common sense spoken really, with the occasional enlightened comment.
The general gist was :
Don't be in a rush to develop your work.
Dont get het up about cold calling galleries - develop dialogue somehow
See where you fit in being attached to a gallery
Limit/target amount of competitions you go for that require entry fee,
be a good administrator re going for arts council grants etc.
Go to the private views, find the art you like, get on mailing lists be professional in the approach of networking; (ie factor in this as valuable time spent)
Be organised
Live in your own film!

Sunday, 16 May 2010