Workshop 3 - Approaching Galleries for Representation


Workshop 3 - Approaching Galleries for Representation


Date: Friday 1st December 2017
Time: 10:30am – 4pm (Lunch 1-2pm)
VenueGorey School of Art, Mary Ward Lane, St Michael's Rd, Gorey
Price: €20 (Includes lights lunch and refreshments)

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Workshop Details:

Having good commercial representation is goal for many artists. This workshop will look at the art market in Ireland and UK, the key players and how artists are best placed to approach these galleries. It will address key questions around this area, explore things you shouldn’t do, and the keys to success. Artists attending this workshop will already have a body of work, have exhibited in artist-run/public galleries and have graduated at least 5 years ago.

Morning session will involve presentations by Eamonn Maxwell and the afternoon will be group discussion based. Each artist will present briefly on their practice and what they would like feedback on (max 10 minutes) and will receive feedback from Eamonn Maxwell. 

Eamonn Maxwell Biography:

Eamonn Maxwell is a Curator and Cultural Consultant. Since graduating from Camberwell College of Arts, (UK) Maxwell has been involved in over 60 exhibitions in UK, Ireland and Europe, including curating the Irish Pavilion at 2011 Venice Biennale.

Whilst Curator at University of the Arts, London he founded the Emerging Artists Programme which helped to give many artists important exposure to their practice, and he continues to mentor emerging artists in Ireland and internationally.

From 2009 – 2016 he was Director of Lismore Castle Arts, Waterford, one of the most important contemporary art organisations in Ireland, where he curated, exhibited and commissioned work by more than 150 artists. Aside from working with international artists, he has also advised some of the leading contemporary art collectors and has expertise as a board member for not-for-profit organisations.