Surviving the Visual Arts and Media with Practical Steps, Tough Love and Good Old Common Sense will guide you through the questions you need to ask yourself, and the goals you need to set to achieve your artistic aspirations.

While personal development is ‘baked-in’ to many jobs these days, it is not necessarily that way with a career in the arts. So, I will give you practical, relevant working documents that you will refer to long after the workshop has finished. You will also receive individualised and personalised advice from me throughout the sessions - and form invaluable working partnerships with other participants.  

Whether your goal is “I want to win my local art prize” or “I want a New York gallery” - we will tackle it together.

We’ll explore the real challenges and provide a map for positive change. Solutions to the following will be discussed and shared;

  • Being an Exhibitionist – solo, group, pop-up, open studio
  • Finding your Fans and leading them to your exhibition
  • OMG!  My art doesn’t speak for itself! (What your clients, fans and media expect you to be able to say. Media Releases, speeches, interviews, gallery tours and Artist Statements).
  • Brushing up your Five Year Plan and getting ready to succeed
  • 40 Really, Really, Really Important Things for Visual Artists To Know


Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th March, 2017
9.15am sharp to 4.30pm
(You must be available to attend all sessions over the two days*)


Goldfields Arts Centre
35 Cheetham Street Kalgoorlie

Bookings Essential

0437 642 009 or


Suitable for

Goldfields Visual artists, crafts practitioners, designer makers, mural artists, public artists emerging, mid-career and established artists, art teachers and their peers. No marketing qualifications necessary

Goldfields Sponsorship

Not $550 per artists like everywhere else! Just $110 (including lunch!) for 20 Goldfields artists only thanks to two AMAZING sponsors - AngloGold Ashanti Australia and the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder

This popular professional development workshop has been made possible thanks to sponsors AngloGold Ashanti Australia and the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, with the generous support of Artgold and the Goldfields Arts Centre.