Friday, May 1, 2015

Professional Practice in the Visual Arts

Art Source South Africa in Association with Lizamore & Associates Gallery will be hosting a Professional Practice in the Visual Arts Seminar on 18 & 19 May 2015 at Lizamore & Associates Gallery, Parkwood, Johannesburg.

Professional practice encompasses a broad spectrum of basic business practices which include among others, how to negotiate contracts, how to work with an agent or gallery, to more complex matters of considering and planning a career strategy. 

Art Source South Africa has developed a series of professional practice seminars, workshops and training tools which draw on years of experience gained in consulting to the visual arts sector, its strategic career management for visual artists and its tertiary curriculum development. With their practical and accessible approach the presenters offer their insights and expertise to artists and arts administrators on the business of the arts. 

The seminar will address the following topics: 

  • Defining your practice
  • It’s who you know: Audience Engagement and Networks
  • Tools of the trade: Documentation
  • The White Cube: How does a gallery operate?
  • The Eye of the Beholder (Curation and Presentation)
  • Can Buzz Build a Career? Understanding Marketing and the Media
"We need this nitty, gritty detail stuff" - Seminar delegate (2011)
"You combine humour, knowledge and comfort with your audience in a wonderful way!"- Seminar delegate 2013
“Your style, enthusiasm, combined knowledge and experience, sense of humour, case studies and practicality, exceeded my wildest expectations” Seminar delegate 2012

Les Cohn: established Art Source South Africa in 2001. As a qualified artist and an experienced arts administrator and arts project consultant she has extensive experience in the sector. She specialises in strategic career management for artists.

Taryn Cohn: a consultant with Art Source South Africa, specializes in the marketing and communication for art and development projects, financial and project management and business strategy for the visual arts.

Teresa Lizamore: has a solid career in the industry over a 25 year period as an art consultant, curator and gallerist. She consults to several major corporate collections and has been director of Lizamore & Associates (previously Artspace) for the past 8 years. 


DATE: 18 & 19 May 2015
TIME: 9am - 5pm
VENUE: Lizamore & Associates Gallery, 155 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood

Early Bird booking (ends 5 May): R 1350.00
Educational: R 1050.00
Regular: R 1500.00

Direct access to three respected and experienced industry professionals, a seminar course pack, a free copy of SA Art Times, a 12 month subscription (inclusive postage) to SA Art Times, a seminar bag, refreshments and a networking session with wine on the final evening.

Kelly McErlean on 011 447 2855 or