"Informative, lively and memorable ... Inspiring, practical and entertaining"
|A-Z OF SURVIVING AS AN ARTIST
Artists and curators, Annabel Tilley and Rosalind Davis discuss leaving art school and surviving, as well as the ins and outs of residencies, galleries, exhibitions, collectors, curating, teaching, tweeting, funding, marketing, portfolio careers and balancing it all! Anecdotal, practical and philosophical this talk is packed with information pertinent to all artists at any stage in their careers including students, new graduates and older artists returning after a break. Surviving as an Artist is designed to give all ambitious practitioners a new burst of energy or a head start in understanding how to create networks, raise profiles and get their work seen.
"Excellent advice" - Maggie James
"Their enthusiasm is contagious" - Kate Bowen
This is a unique talk from two artists with different stories and backgrounds, and offering two distinctive viewpoints and experiences: Rosalind and Annabel trained in different ways at different times – Annabel had a career in the city, and a family before re-training as an artist in her thirties, while Rosalind went straight to art school, graduating in her twenties, and crossing an interesting boundary from textiles to fine art. These different life stories offer students and graduates valuable lessons and examples of art practices that appeal to a cross-section of age and experience. Feedback we have received tells us that the talk appeals to all artists - not just students and new graduates - but also those returning to their practice after a gap or those who would like to find out more about the benefits of social media, websites and newsletters but may have graduated before these tools were available.
"Your talk was so insightful and very motivating. I really feel as if my artistic batteries have been recharged and it has given me the push I needed to focus and move forward." - Sam Hodge
Over the last two years, the A-Z talk has been hosted by galleries across the country including the De La Warr Pavilion and FirstSite, the Whitstable Biennale and a host of artist organisations in London, Liverpool, Bay Art (Cardiff) and Maidstone as well as Southampton Solent University, Universities of Chester, Hertfordshire, Loughbourough, Lincoln and Anglia Ruskin University.
Please do contact us for further information and fees if you would like to book this talk for your gallery/arts or studio organisation.
***Zeitgeist Arts Projects are excited to be delivering the "informative, fun and insightful" A-Z of Surviving as an Artist talk at the superb Griffin Gallery in London this autumn. More info coming soon.