There’s always time for art, especially during a pandemic

Coronavirus has hit hard. In these strange and unprecedented times, it's important to stay home and be safe. But it's also important to look after your mental health and wellbeing, and art has the power to do that without you having to breach those gallery doors. Art galleries and museums across the world are finding…

Artist of the month – Myriam Dion

Current events become timeless articles in Mryiam Dion's intricate newspaper cuttings. Your eyes strain for detail and open in amazement at the elaborate transformation and beautifully carved-out newspapers from Myriam Dion. She creates a new visual language to tell a story, which comments on a throwaway consumerist culture and how easily we absorb the news…

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Rise up artists! Online v. real life exposure

Have you noticed the revolution of art services rapturously bursting onto the contemporary art circuit?   We're in the age of convenience, and there's a website to cater for just about anything. But when it comes to art, I'm divided. On the one hand it's a the optimum platform to promote and sell your work and make some…

Learn to love networking with these tips for artists

We all know we have to network to get anywhere in our careers, but how many of us actually do it? Whenever I hear the word 'Networking' I am always split between two distinct thoughts; how and where do I begin networking, and why do other people make it look so easy? The latter is…

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Be a social creative – what artists should be doing on social media

Every artist knows that being visible is the most fundamental factor of your practice. But does that mean you should 'pimp out' your work to every social media site going? Social media has become a prominent fixture in our lives; a place to shout, engage, discover and share funny cat videos. But with all this social noise…

Social media dos and don’ts for arts businesses

Living in the digital age, it's pretty clear that social media is a strong and valuable marketing tool for yourself and your business. Using Facebook, Twitter and Instagram can really boost your online presence  and promote your art, if done correctly. Below is an article by Kath Dolan that will tell you the do's and don'ts…

Market yourself right – 5 tips for artists

The majority of us when we finish an arts degree want to be successful in the practice we've worked so hard to develop and realise. So why waste that hard work? Outside of a shared studio environment it can be difficult to sustain those creative connections, to have those invaluable critiques in order to asses…