Exhibiting Your Work – Live Show

Identify suitable venues to show/sell your work, and learn how to approach pricing. This course will culminate with the practical hands-on experience of organising and putting on an art show, within a supportive group context.

Who is this course for

This course combines both the theory and the practical giving you the opportunity to not only design and plan your exhibition but also deliver it LIVE.
The course will give you a taste in what it is like producing, exhibiting and talking about your work within a real-life context. An open mind and a
positive attitude to group learning would be beneficial as an incredible amount of teamwork isinvolved.

No qualifications are needed but you will need to have built a reasonable body of work as an artist to take part in a group exhibition with the rest of the class. An adequate level of literacy and numeracy is required as you will be writing project proposals and calculating basic budgeting.

What does this course cover

The first two weeks of the course will involve learning about each other and each other's work.

You will then need work together in order to come up with a concept, title for your exhibition and ways in which to share the workload as a team.

You will go through the basics of budgeting your expenses, putting together a press release,

marketing your exhibition, installing your works and evaluating it after.
You will be asked to explore different topics such as: identifying different aspects of the art market, networking and promoting, engaging with audiences, developing peer support and professional feedback.

What will it be like

There will be presentations, groups discussions and reflective writing. There will be resources in the form of handouts. The majority of learning will be done through discussion, group activity and practical activities such as installation of artwork.

Students are not formally assessed for this course. The majority of assessment is done through tutor observation and peer feedback throughout. Students will be completing a personal profile form at the beginning and at the end of the course.

What else do you need to buy or do

Students are required to contribute £5 for drinks and refreshments for the exhibition. Additional financial assistance from Mary Ward can be made directly through a group application at the beginning of the course.
Students are expected to develop and work towards their exhibition and event. This should take approximately 3 hours per week outside class. You may need to install your work outside class and there will be an emphasis for you to develop relationships amongst your fellow students.

What this course could lead to

After this course, you will gain a better understanding of the art market and how your practice as an artist fits within that. You will be more confident in promoting yourself and will hopefully give you the push forward in making the first step in exhibiting professionally and building your own CV.

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I've been to many Centres to study in London and the Mary Ward Centre is one of the nicest I've studied in.

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Got a Question about this Course?

Contact Jackie Wamatha.

Why come to Mary Ward Centre?

Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable.

Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’