This Visual Artists Café event welcomes artists and arts professionals to come along, share your work and build your network of peers and contacts.
The Café will consist of Show and Tell presentations from artists, a VAI help-desk for one-on-one information sessions and presentations from VAI as well as a chance to meet fellow artists in a friendly and open environment.
Show & Tell
The purpose of Show & Tell is to allow artists to present work or concepts to each other in an informal atmosphere. The events are also intended to provide the wider general audience with an inside view of artistic practice. A maximum of 6 artists will present as part of the Show & Tell over the course of the day.
It’s Easy to Take Part!
The format is very simple. 6 artists are given 5 minutes each to present and speak about their work or concepts in 10 slides with time for discussion afterwards.
Why Take Part?
Many of us feel uncomfortable or nervous when speaking in public about our art practice, Show & Tell is a great way to dispel these feelings and gain confidence by presenting to other artists who are in the same boat and who want to support you and see you do well. You will also get feedback from other artists on your work and see what other artists in your area are creating.
If you put yourself forward to show your work, we’ll send you an easy to follow Cheat Sheet to help you prepare your slides and get the most out of the experience.
Our advocacy officer Shelly will be available to discuss a wide range of issues on a one-to-one basis. Book a session to get advice on general opportunities, tax, insurance, proposals, fees, social welfare and many other topics.