First Thursday Blues: How To Navigate Private Views

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Unless you are the type of person who can flit from one social circle to another, they are nightmares: the constant explanations, the chin rubbers, the ‘I-am-just-here-for-the-free-wine-ers’, the outlandish outfits and the same old questions. Private views sneak up on…

Space Without Limits: Online Art Exhibitions

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Technology has changed the way we think about space – it has taken on a new meaning, physical limits have become arbitrary and a notion of ‘unlimited’ space, inconceivable sweeping vistas of virtual plains unspool before us. Paradoxically, these spaces…

Design For Art’s Sake

Group shows, design and open-call exhibitions: as a designer or non-traditional artist you should consider every opportunity as another audience and an untapped point of sale. Using examples, this post looks at how the display of your work makes all…

Why Do Collectors Go Online?

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Far from wanting to write an article 10 years out of date, I will start with some well-worn facts and move on from there. The online art market is huge; the online art market currently stands at around £1.57 billion…

Artists Exploring Unusual Media

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When we talk about art, it is often the conventional methods that dominate the conversation. Yet many contemporary artists are using brave choices of media to portray both rich emotional work and aesthetic beauty, and to make a statement. Here…