Post Industrial Design

Art Business - November 26th 3 - 4pm

This year Post Industrial Design is hosting a presentation; as part of this years Open Studios Program.  We like to think that artistic practice and business are not mutually exclusive. We also realise that creative people are often woeful as marketing themselves and their work. For this reason we have pulled together 4 speakers, to give a first hand account of developing, making and getting their work out into the marketplace. Speakers include: Mary Long – Owner/Manager Post Industrial Design – will discuss the challenges and joys of setting up an arts based business. Jessica Dean – Jessica is launching her book Gertrude on the 10th December at Post Industrial Design. She will discuss the process of illustrating, writing and self-publishing. Gaye Naismith – discusses her two small-scale, craft based labels Body Parts and Gaye Abandon. Gaye produces one-of-a-kind and limited edition accessories. Gaye will discuss her arts practice and her commitment to sustainable and ethical local production. Petrina White – Owner/manager Big Trousers - has experience with marketing and promotion and content for online communications. She will talk about the importance of marketing and the often uncomfortable fit between the artist and self promotion.