Getting started in the arts with Ellis Hutch of Quick n Dirty Tips for Artists.

Spend a full day getting started as an artist. This workshop provides an overview and key information for artists at the beginning of their career. It can also be a useful refresher for practicing artists needing an update.

10:30am – 4pm Offered monthly between March and August 2021. 

First Workshop 20 March 2021

10am – 4pm Marulan Hall Supper Room

Tickets are FREE for STA Members or $200 for Non Members

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24 April, 22 May, 19 June, 17 July, 20 August in venues TBC right across the region. 

Topics covered include; resources and support networks available to artists. Practical tips on sourcing information about tax, insurance and legal support. Pitching exhibitions, applying for funding and promoting your work online. Getting your work out there, how to find opportunities to show and sell your work – from art galleries to online platforms. The session concludes with an introductory writing workshop exploring fun and accessible ways to write about your work.

Getting Started as an Artist is part of the Dare to Deliver program of professional developments for artists and will be rolled out in every STA local government area throughout 2021. More locations added soon. 

Email us and register you interest to attend when the workshop happens at a town near you.

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About the facilitator 

Ellis Hutch has extensive experience working for organisations such as the National Gallery of Australia, Craft ACT, Art Monthly Australia and the Canberra Institute of TAFE; and since 2004 has lectured in the Foundation Studies, Sculpture and Art Theory Workshops at the ANU School of Art & Design. She currently lectures in Sculpture and Spatial Practice at the ANU part-time and works as a practicing artist making work that spans drawing, animation, mixed-media installation, performance and sound. Ellis holds a Masters degree in Sculpture and a PhD in Photography and Media art from the ANU.

Ellis is an experienced teacher and loves working with people of all ages and backgrounds. She is especially passionate about sharing her knowledge gained working in galleries with artists to demystify exhibition practice, helping them develop professional skills and introducing early career practitioners to the support networks available to them. She has delivered professional development workshops for artists through the National Gallery of Australia, ANU, Canberra Contemporary Art Space and Photoaccess; and convened the Professional Practices course for second and third year university students at the ANU School of Art and Design from 2009 to 2019.

Over the course of her career Ellis has exhibited widely and undertaken international residencies in Thailand and Finland; and on a cruise ship across the North Sea. In 2014 she was commissioned to create the ephemeral installation Last light for the exhibition All that fall at the National Portrait Gallery of Australia. In 2016 she collaborated with US-based artist Jessica Brooke Anderson on a project inspired by the unique environment of the Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary in the Flinders Ranges. Their resulting work produced as artists in residence at Megalo Print Studio in Canberra was exhibited in Dreams and Terrors at Canberra Contemporary Art Space and Articulations of the Unknown at the ANU School of Art and Design Gallery. In 2017 she was an invited artist in the Mungo project, travelling to Lake Mungo with a group of artists and students and exhibiting the resulting work in the Mungo prints exhibition at the Mildura Print Triennial in 2018.

Part of the Dare to Deliver program of professional development for creatives presented by Southern Tablelands Arts. Dare to Deliver is supported by the FRRR Strengthening Rural Communities fund. 


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