24/03/2016CANCELLED: Suitcase Market

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    This event has been cancelled. Thank you for your interest and we apologise for any inconvenience. Orginal post below: Are you looking to sell some small art works or handcrafts? Are you looking to get rid of some old clothes, CD’s or DVD’s? Umbrella invites all prospective sellers to come along with a suitcase of your wares, for this mini-scaled market held in the Gallery. You can bring whatever you want to sell – vintage, artwork, bric-a-brac, clothing, books, jewellery, seconds, hand-made, shoes, records, music, badges, cards, handmade paper, ……you name it! Stallholders are allowed one suitcase each to sell from. The cost is $20 per suitcase or $15 for Umbrella members. This is a flat rate – no commission or sales tax is taken. Places are limited, so book for your space now! KEY DATES: Stallholder bookings due: 5pm Monday 30 May 2016 Click here to secure…
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23/03/2016MAKE A STATEMENT: The art of writing about your work


Below is an excerpt taken from the book, ‘So you want to be an artist & still be able to eat?’ that was published by Queensland Artworkers Alliance in 2010. It’s a really good resource that was written to walk artists through how to find work and get paid, how to establish and grow their arts practice and help with business, legal and financial advice. This particular article discusses how to write artist statements, bios and curatorial statements and the differences between them. MAKE A STATEMENT The art of writing about your work Written by Jessica Whiting There is a popular perception that artists make the work and others write about it – let’s put that to rest right now. Artists are required to provide artist statements and bios when applying for almost everything, and curatorial statements when exhibiting and proposing exhibitions. Despite being so frequently demanded of them, many…
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