ABOUT

The Artist Adviser

I have a breadth of experience in the art world spanning 20 years that includes curating, exhibiting, producing, advising, and educating across both public and private sectors. This knowledge alongside my own personal experience as a practising artist puts me in a unique position to relate and assist other creatives as a mentor. I have often learned the hard way about this industry and how to navigate it.


Organisations I have previously worked with include; Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Birmingham Hippodrome, DASH, Grand Union, Coventry University, Creative Alliance, Birmingham University. With Creative Shift I have helped to deliver development programmes to a huge number of  creative organisations, large and small, and independent producers, Artists and SMEs. I recently created my own temporary gallery project Width Of Circle. 

You will benefit from the tools, resources and approaches learned while working with these businesses and organisations. 

I am currently working as an arts mentor for Deaf Explorer and also work with Hogchester Arts – a contemporary arts organisation/ residency programme in West Dorset. 



As an artist I have exhibited in London, Hong Kong, Miami and New York. Through my art practice I have experience of self-promotion as well as working within a more traditional model of gallery representation, exhibiting in international art fairs, successfully obtaining arts council funding, and having work placed in private collections. This is all experience I am able to bring to you in our sessions. Want to know how to communicate with galleries? How to build a network? How grow your visibility or change the way that the world perceives you and your work? These are all things I can help with. 


As a mentor I work intuitively, with a straight talking approach to identify areas that need unblocking and enable rapid progress. I have a talent for seeing and drawing out an artist’s particular strengths to enable them to take on their full potential. I enjoy problem solving seemingly impassible situations and offering support towards resolution. Instilling a new found confidence into an artist’s practice. 


Like to know more? Then please get in touch today. 

[It was] great to have a fellow practitioner on board who understands the creative process as well as the business aspects….”

 

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