Exhibiting and Print Sales with Peggy Sue Amison

Tuesday, 29th March, 2022; 7pm - 8:30pm

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This event looks at how you can get your work out and seen in public - through exhibitions and galleries. Exhibiting is a great way to get your work to an audience, but many photographers investigate the idea of exhibiting and retreat, baffled by the gallery system in the UK. This workshop is about demystifying the exhibiting process. It explores:

  • How private and public galleries work in the UK and abroad
  • Other possibilities for exhibiting: festivals, group shows and alternative spaces
  • Organising yourself and getting plugged into the art scene
  • Working with curators and building relationships
  • Planning a strong show; dos and dont's for exhibiting
  • The practicalities of exhibiting: selecting, printing, framing, hanging
  • What else you need including the opening, catalogues, publicity, security
  • Art sales: pricing prints, and deciding on whether and how to limit the edition of each print.

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Peggy Sue Amison is Artistic Director of East Wing, a platform for photography founded in Doha, Qatar (2015 - present). As curator, writer, producer, and consultant, Peggy Sue collaborates with numerous emerging and established photographers, festivals and publications internationally. She has curated exhibitions in multiple locations in Europe, the United States, and China. She also writes for photographic publications and artist catalogues. Prior to her work with East Wing, Peggy Sue was Artistic Director of Sirius Arts Centre in County Cork, Ireland and Board Member of Belfast Photo Festival in Northern Ireland. With a history of mentoring artists on long-term photographic projects and supporting the development of new and innovative photography, Peggy Sue has been a long-time supporter for photographers on project development, distribution and strategies for promotion both through her work with East Wing and as a freelance curator. Originally from the United States, Peggy Sue lives and works in Berlin, Germany. 

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Who is this event for?
 
This event is open to all. It’s particularly aimed at photographers and photographic artists either interested in setting up their own photographic or creative visual business, or in the early stages (first 3-4 years) of it. It will also be useful for anyone working as a photographer who is planning a change or feels their business could do with some refreshing, as well as recent graduates.

As with all Redeye’s events, the course is informal, friendly, welcoming and a safe space. We encourage attendance from all sections of the community regardless of your age, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, disability or social class. We want everyone to be able to access this course so if you have any particular needs or restrictions, please let us know so we can work with you. 

 

When?

This event takes place on Tuesday, 29th March 2022; 7pm - 8:30pm.
 
There are 18 sessions in the full It's Your Business course which run across various dates in January to April 2022 - see here the breakdown of dates. If you are interested in several sessions it's probably more cost effective for you to buy a full course ticket.
 

Where?
 
Online! You will need an internet connection and a computer, smartphone or tablet. These events will take place over Zoom.
 

Tickets
 
Tickets for individual sessions are £12.50 for Redeye members and a full price ticket is £16.50. 

Full course tickets are £145 for Redeye members and £190 for non-members. 

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