Recently Red Hill Gallery Director Margaret Campbell-Ryder was asked to add her comments to a selection of questions for a book “Making Your Art Work” by South African artist Ann Gadd. The book has been very successful in Ann’s homeland and has now been taken on by a UK publisher who plan to distribute round the world, so copies of the book should find their way to our shores, with a bit of Aussie input. So for all those budding artists keep an eye out for it. It has been very well received so far in South Africa by both galleries seeking to educate artists and the artists themselves.
AG: What three things do you look for when considering a new artist?
MCR: Creative unique and marketable artwork. Quality and presentation of work. Passion.
AG: What three things should an artist expect a gallery to do for them?
MCR: Market and promote their work, Sell to the best of their ability. Loyalty.
AG: What three things do you expect an artist to do for a gallery?
MCR: Loyalty and a good rapport with their represented gallery. Continuity of quality artwork. Listen and take advice from the Gallery Curator.
AG: What annoys you most about artists?
MCR: Not researching the gallery when seeking representation. Disloyalty to the gallery that represents the artist. Lack of knowledge of gallery requirements.
Artists stay tuned to Artchat as we plan to do a series of articles especially for artists looking for representation in an Australian Commercial Art Gallery