66B Johnston St, Collingwood, 3066
9077 0174
0400 530 464


OFF THE KERB EDUCATION, LEARNING & MENTORING PROGRAMS

All classes are 1.5 hours in duration (incl Q&A). Bookings must be made prior to the session by emailing info@offthekerb.com.au. Classes are held at Off the Kerb.

PRICES
$35 full price (one on one class)
$30 concession (one on one class)
$25 for group workshop (maximum class size 4 people)


HOW TO WRITE AN EXHIBITION PROPOSAL
-How to get exhibitions
-Writing an artist statement
-What to include in the proposal
-How to write an artist CV
-Support Material, do's & don'ts
-How to understand if your practice matches each Gallery's criteria

HOW TO MANAGE YOUR BUSINESS AS AN ARTIST
-The A-Z of managing yourself as a prolific practicing artist will be covered in this class
-The importance of an ABN
-Tax Tips (get deductions and get more money in your pocket)
-How to self promote and market yourself
-How to network with other artists and Gallery Directors
-How to get sponsorship
-How to set up an appealing and effective website
-The importance of Mentors

PORTFOLIO REVIEW (ONE ON ONE CLASS ONLY)
- A complete review and assessment of your collection of art work will be conducted
- Assessment of areas of improvement and resolution will be addressed
- Guidance on preparation of your body of work for exhibtion or presentation will provided


HOW TO CURATE AN EXHIBITION OR LARGE SCALE PROJECT
-The A-Z of curation will be covered in this class
-How to select and head-hunt artists for the show (the right mix and numbers)
-Networking skills
-Liaising and communication skills
-How to promote or brand the exhibition or project
-How to write a press release
-Exhibition Invitation and Catalogue preparation
-Budgetting and Timelines
-Install Day
-De-install Day
-Opening NIght Preparation


HOW TO INSTALL & DE-INSTALL YOUR SHOW
-Professionalism! Your professional conduct on installation and de-installation day is closely observed by the gallery director and staff. This will dictate your chances of being invited back to exhibit. Negative word of mouth travels fast amongst Gallery Directors, as the art world in Melbourne is indeed very small.
-What materials/tools you must take on set up day
-Understanding and proper usage of various hanging and installation materials
-Using power tools
-How to de-install your show in a professional manner, so you get invited back (patching and painting walls etc..)


PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE TALKS
-University, TAFE and School Groups may book for professional practice talks at the gallery by emailing info@offthekerb.com.au
Category: ARTIST TALKS
Category: DIRECTOR'S TALK - ARI vs Commercial and Public Gallery; how to set up an ARI; working with Council for permits; working with Liquor Licensing,; business structures etc.