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Artist Fairs + Creative Communities: Talk with Roy’s People Art Fair

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Panel discussion with Q+A for art world professionals

Be Smart About Art's monthly talk series at Cass Art will address the proliferation of artist fairs, the increasing trend of self-representation & artist collaborations and the role of community in building a creative career.

Roy’s People Art Fair Directors – the international artists Roy Tyson and Sam Peacock, will participate in this panel discussion with Q+A moderated by Be Smart About Art Founder, Susan Mumford.


You hear a lot about the changing art world. How exactly are artists and galleries alike coping? And what are the realities?

With the inaugural Roy’s People Art Fair under their belts (which took place in September 2017), Roy and Sam are in an ideal position to provide behind-the-scenes insight for artists, emerging dealers and other industry professionals. As veteran exhibitors at other artist fairs as artists themselves, and both working with galleries, they have a new understanding of fairs that anyone who regularly shows or is considering doing so will benefit to know.

Furthermore, Roy and Sam will talk about the realities of being an artist in this changed landscape. They’re prime examples of accomplished artists who have taken their careers into their own hands, in an embrace of community.

As Be Smart About Art has established in several surveys, it’s clear that community plays an important role in building a successful career. Ranging from support received to introductions received, Roy and Sam, both of whom know well the role of peers helping one another, will provide insight and real-life examples for building professional relationships that support you throughout the good and bad times alike.

Anyone who knows Roy and Sam, not to mention Susan, understands that this event is set to be a ball of laughter infused with insight and inspiration to boot.

A Q&A session with the audience will follow the facilitated conversation.


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Roy Tyson is an urban artist based in Essex. His work is to create miniature figures and photograph them on the streets, depicting an unknown miniature world beneath our feet. During 5 years of his professional career he has worked with galleries worldwide as well as high end corporate clients.


Facebook: @theroyspeople

Twitter: royspeople2013

Instagram: @Royspeople


Sam Peacock is an abstract painter exploring landscape and the ever-changing effect it has on the planet. He is represented by galleries in London, Australia and Germany and has had several solo shows worldwide whilst also being featured in various art journals worldwide.


Facebook: @SamPeacockArt

Twitter: @SamPeacockArt

Instagram: @SamPeacockArt


This artist-led Fair has been created by Roy’s People & Samuel Peacock to give artists an alternative platform to present their work. It offers a unique art fair experience for visitors who can interact with artists and buy work directly from them at the Fair. The 2nd edition of Roy’s People Art Fair will take place at Bargehouse within the iconic OXO Tower Wharf, 12th-15th April 2018. The industrial feel to Bargehouse brings a unique atmosphere, creating an idyllic back drop to host 80 carefully selected emerging and established artists.

For all details visit www.royspeopleartfair.com | Instagram @royspeopleartfair

Facebook: @Royspeopleartfairs


Instagram: @royspeopleartfair


A game-changer in the 21st Century art world, Susan's an entrepreneur, mentor, speaker, moderator and author. Her first foray into supporting industry professionals was in the form of the Association of Women Art Dealers (AWAD), which she established in 2010 while running a gallery in Soho, London. This was followed by the launch of Be Smart About Art, an online-accessible professional development platform 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." While based in London, Susan spends notable periods around the UK and also in the USA and Continental Europe, delivering workshops and keynotes, mentoring creative professionals, facilitating panel discussions, judging art prizes and more.

**The first 15 tickets to this talk are half-price!**

6.30 - 7.00pm: Arrivals, registration and networking*

7.00 - 8.30pm: Talk with Q&A

8.30 - 9.00pm: Open networking

9.00pm: Departures

*Attendees to this BSAA - CASS ART talk receive a special 10% discount on in-store shopping at CASS ART Islington on the day, prior to the event starting. Put together your art supplies shopping list and arrive early to take advantage of this talk bonus.


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