"Forum: I wanna make art and I wanna get paid"
Melinda Martin, Rhett D'Costa, Tim Webster
Opening: Wednesday 3 March 2010, 6:30-8:30pm
Dates: 3 March 2010
Melinda Martin - Melinda is the Artist Business Manager at AbaF. She holds several qualifications including a Masters Degree (Fine Arts & Cinema Studies) from the University of Melbourne and a Post Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies from Deakin University. Her experience within the arts industry includes Gallery Manager at Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne and Program Manager and Acting Director at Monash Gallery of Art.
Rhett D'Costa - Born in Bombay, India, Rhett D’Costa studied a Bachelor of Arts [Fine Art, Painting] and a Master of Arts [by Research] at RMIT University in Melbourne. He currently lectures in Painting at RMIT University. D’Costa has participated in many solo and group exhibitions including; Carte Blanche – A Drawing Exhibition, Alliance Francaise, Singapore,1999; Works on Paper, Sungshin Museum, Seoul, Korea 2000; Possible Worlds, Switchback Gallery, Monash University, Gippsland, 2007 and; Drawing Of The World/World of Drawing, Museum of Art, Seoul National University, 2009.
Chaired by Tim Webster - Artist and Chair of Bus Projects
It seems being an artist these days is more administration than inspiration. How does tax work? What business structures are available? How do you market your work? How can you build a base of collectors? Most importantly, how do you create a sustainable practice as an artist and make some money?
This is an interactive panel discussion with expert presenters. Everyone who comes along will receive an information kit containing fact sheets and guides to services available to artists.
This event is free, but places are strictly limited to 50 people so please RSVP to avoid disappointment
See www.busprojects.com.au for further information and updates
This forum is part of a series of discussions, workshops and forums staged by Bus Projects. Look out for:
17th March - Where are they now? Musings from previous Bus artists