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Getting Gallery Ready | Brett Lethbridge

Take the next important step in your progress as an artist, by building your understanding of the art market and how to take your art practice to the next level.
In this 3 hour workshop, Brett Lethbridge – artist and owner of Lethbridge Gallery in Paddington – will teach you the steps to becoming “gallery ready”.
There is also an optional extra of staying on after the workshop and receiving an expert critique of one of your works from Brett Lethbridge.

What will I learn?

In this workshop you will learn about three key aspects of becoming gallery ready:

1. The Artist and the Artwork

• the elements of making a successful artwork
• being true to yourself
• having good technique
• finding a theme and developing it
• framing and presenting your work
• pricing your artwork
• getting your work out to the market, building and maintaining a supporter base

2. The Market

• who is the market and what do they want
• where are the buyers, how to find them and how much does it cost to do so
• how your artwork connects with people and why they choose to buy it or not
• galleries, competitions and art fairs, behind the scenes
• how the economy affects the market, and how to prepare for the ups and downs

3. Relationship with a gallery

• how to approach a gallery for representation
• what to expect from a gallery
• what they should expect from you
• what’s in a gallery agreement and why
• how to build a trusting relationship with your gallery

Who is this course suitable for?

Anyone who is interested in learning what’s needed to get to the point of exhibiting in a gallery.

What do I need to bring?

A notebook and pen.

And if you have booked in for the optional critique, you will need to bring along one of your works.

What is Provided?

• tea, coffee and biscuits (you might like to bring your own cup)
• a friendly, supportive and encouraging learning environment
• connection to the Brisbane Painting Classes art community

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.