With Lauren Abineri, Amy Barrett-Lennard, Edward Hartley, Margo Hill-Smith, Liz Nowell & Leigh Robb.

Have you ever wondered how a gallery decides to give a new artist their first show, or which gallery is right for you? For an artist developing their practice, working with galleries can be something of an enigma. It can be hard to know how to proceed, with different galleries and curators suited to different artists, their work, at different points in their career. Having insight into what different galleries can provide, and how they work with artists is key to finding the right gallery for you. The right partnership can play a big role in promoting your work, and your career development.

This seminar aims to provide an understanding of some of the different types of galleries across the commercial sector, public galleries, ARIs and online galleries.

Facilitated by Liz Nowell, CEO, ACE Open, a panel of industry experts will demystify this topic and answer your questions:

Lauren Abineri
Chair, FELTspace

Amy Barrett-Lennard
Director, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA)

Edward Hartley
Co-Founder & Director, Bluethumb

Margo Hill-Smith
Director, Hill Smith Gallery

Leigh Robb
Curator of Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of South Australia

Helpmann Academy is proud to introduce our new Activate Professional Development Seminar Series.

The series aims to empower emerging visual and performing artists with practical knowledge to help build and sustain a successful creative career.

The Activate Seminar Series will present guest artists, specialists and panels covering a range of topics such as contract and intellectual property law, income and funding options, marketing and publicity, and more.

WHEN: Tuesday 13 February, 5:15pm for a 5:30pm start until 7:30pm, followed by networking drinks.

WHERE: St Paul’s Creative Centre, 200 Pulteney St, Adelaide

COST: $10 / FREE for students and graduates (up to 5 years out) of Helpmann Academy’s partner institutions (Adelaide College of the Arts, UniSA Visual Arts, Flinders University Drama and Screen studies, and Elder Conservatorium of Music). Click here for more info.

TICKETS: Are limited, bookings essential at >

This event is on level 1. For any questions about access, please contact Emma Bargery on (08) 7320 3330.