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Surviving and Thriving as an Artist. Seminar with Rosalind Davis
Tue 16 May 2017, 18:00 – 20:30 BST
Collyer Bristow LLP are delighted to be hosting:
Surviving and Thriving as an Artist Seminar with Rosalind Davis, Curator at Collyer Bristow Gallery & Collyer Bristow LLP.
'Invigorating and Truly Inspirational' Backlit Gallery. Nottingham.
“I found Rosalind Davis’s seminar both stimulating and enthralling as well as being of great practical help to them.” Peter Phillips, Midlands Area Chairman, Arts Council England
"Inspiring, insightful and generous"
“Invaluable…. A lifeline!”
Out of necessity artists must become their own business, finance, sales and marketing manager, researcher, curator and administrator; ultimately, the project manager of your career as an artist. This means that as an artists you will be in a constant state of development as you negotiate all the multi-faceted and complex aspects of building a career, developing your reputation and surviving in in the art world. This practical, discursive, insightful and instructive talk will help with navigating some of these jobs as well as helping you to understand the practical and philosophical aspects of an art career after art school.
- Representing yourself & raising your profile online and offline
- Exhibitions, Galleries and Curating
- Articulating your practice
- Contracts and copyright with a Lawyer from the Collyer Bristow LLP.
Rosalind Davis is an artist, curator at Collyer Bristow Gallery and a graduate of The Royal College of Art (2005) and Chelsea College of Art (2003). Davis is co-author of ‘What they didn’t teach you at art school’ commissioned by Octopus Books which is internationally distributed and has written a number of articles for publications.
Davis’ exhibitions (Complicity and Telling Tales) at the Collyer Bristow Gallery have both been reviewed by Art Top 10; ‘Cracking Show. Superb Artists. Brilliantly curated’ Davis previously co-directed and developed two innovative and dynamic artists’ educational, membership and exhibition arts organizations; Zeitgeist Arts Projects (ZAP 2012-15) and Core Gallery (2009-11,) based in South East London. Curatorial projects have also been at Arthouse1 Gallery, Standpoint Gallery, Geddes Gallery and with ZAP at Bond House Gallery (ASC).
Davis lectures for universities, galleries and art organisations across the country including at the Royal College of Art, the ICA, Camden Arts Centre. University of the Arts and ArtQuest, teaching a range of artist professional development subjects, as well as short courses in social media marketing and arts management at UAL. Davis has mentored for a number of years as well, for a-n, Shape, UKYA (where she is also an Ambassador) as well as independently.
As a consultant Davis has worked for arts organisations, charities and independants as well as corporations such as BBC4 and E4. Davis has led art tours for the ICA (London and Boston), South London Art Map and the Whitechapel Gallery and contributed to BBC4’s Film ‘Tales of Winter. The Art of Snow and Ice.’
As an artist Davis has exhibited nationally and internationally in a wide range of galleries and has had a number of solo shows. Her work is held in a number of private collections and a public collection. She is also a member of the Undead Painters, a painting forum and exhibiting group.