Sheffield City of Makers

Artist Talk: Rosalind Davis: The Fine Art of Opportunities and Collaboration

Posted on 09.01.2019

Sheffield Hallam University Cantor Building, 153 Arundel Street, Sheffield, S1 2NU
27 Feb / 1.30-3.30pm
Book here or for more information email

This is a practical, discursive, insightful and instructive talk to help artists at all stages of their careers to give you the tools to encourage you to be inventive and entrepreneurial in your career. Specifically this talk will be about:

  • How to spot, seize, create and maximise opportunities to help create a legacy for yourself as an artist and to help springboard new possibilities and projects as a result.
  • Building ways to collaborate with artists, arts professionals , funders and organisations to help you prosper collectively through shared resources, practices and ideas.
  • Learning about curating and curatorial responsibilities and processes.
  • An overview of different and alternative funding streams.
  • Insight and tips about the practical and philosophical aspects of sustaining an art career long term.

As an artist or creative you are in a constant state of development personally and professionally as you negotiate all the aspects of building a career in the art world. Out of necessity artists must become their own business, finance, sales and marketing manager, researcher, curator and administrator; ultimately, the project manager of your career as an artist. It is imperative to be active and engaged in developing, directing and promoting that career.

Rosalind is an artist-curator and a graduate of The Royal College of Art (2005) and Chelsea College of Art (2003).  As an artist Davis has exhibited nationally and internationally and has had a number of solo shows in London. Davis was appointed the permanent Curator at Collyer Bristow Gallery in 2016 and has curated 9 exhibitions there and 30 exhibitions so far in her career. Her exhibitions at the Collyer Bristow Gallery have all been reviewed or covered in The Times, City Magazine, The Londonist’s top 7 exhibitions in London, Paul Carey-Kents Artworld, Art Top 10 and Dateagleart.

This event is part of the Making Ways Artist Led Mentoring scheme and has been organised by Joanna Whittle.

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