Professional Practice (Monthly Events)

Professional Practice (Monthly Events)

Term 2: Spring, 3 Apr 2019
Price per person £20

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Term 2:

£20 - per session




Wednesday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm


St James Campus

Term 2: Spring

3 Apr 2019

Course Staff

Alastair Gordon

Course Tutor

A series of events about making and maintaining opportunities in the visual arts. Led by tutor Alastair Gordon, the programme aims to help artists establish a long-term, sustainable and rigorous art practice.

Through a series of lectures and workshops, artists will discuss practical strategies for surviving as an artist and how to thrive beyond art school.

Subjects will include how to grow in confidence in approaching galleries, building your support network, making the most of social media, developing your online presence, knowing your rights within art law, applying for open call exhibitions and residencies, managing resources of time and money, writing an artist statement and building your CV. There will be opportunity to receive critical feedback on your work through group crits and to discover how to situate your practice in the wider context of the contemporary art world.

A selection of visiting artists and guest speakers will also be invited to lead individual sessions on a termly basis.

£20 per session


Wednesday 3 April

ART LAW: Know Your Rights (and Your Wrongs) Part 2

Phillip Hannay guest lecturer

Artists need to know their rights! What images can artists use legally? How can we protect our work from illegal copies? What about insurance, buying, selling and being represented? This is a special two-part presentation from art lawyer, Philip Hannay, who will discuss a variety of legal issues affecting artists and will be available for any questions you might have. 

Philip Hannay is Managing Director of Cloch Solicitors Limited, an award-winning Scottish legal boutique specialising in business law & intellectual property, and is well-known for assisting creative entrepreneurs in generating money from ideas and artistic practice. Philip teaches both ‘Company Law’ and ‘IP & Commercial Contracts’ in the Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde; he is Honorary Secretary of Friends of Glasgow School of Art; Council Member of The Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow; Co-Chair of the Creative Industry Skills Forum; and between 2002-2011 founded and exited four successful (creative industry) micro businesses. Day to day at Cloch, Philip advises clients over business start-up, intellectual property (e.g. copyright, designs, trade marks, patents), licensing & franchising, contracting, director compliance, dispute resolution, acquisitions and disposals, and succession legal matters.

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