LONDON, UK > 16th Jan 2020: What’s the relevance of the gallery model in the 2020s? A #besmartaboutart workshop with Susan J Mumford

January 23, 2021
by besmartaboutart

Date // Thursday, 16th January
Time // 1.30-3.00pm
Location // Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1
Price // £8-18 (discounts for BSAA Members, show exhibitors + early bird)

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A talk by art world veteran Susan J Mumford on the evolving artist-gallery landscape (and what this means for you)

This event takes place in conjunction with the Mall Galleries ‘Futures’ exhibition 2020, for which Be Smart About Art is a partner. For more details on the show, see

In year 2000, artists aspired to get picked up by galleries at degree shows. Fast forward twenty years later, and artists have their own websites, self represent at artist fairs and frequently pursue a combination of self representation and collaboration with dealers/agents.

During this interactive talk, art world entrepreneur Susan J Mumford will present the up-to-date reality for artists and dealers alike and will facilitate a Q&A to answer your own burning questions. Known for informing and inspiring action alike, you’re set to leave with new insight and a plan for moving forward your career in a swiftly shifting world.  

This event is applicable for artists and dealers alike, with stage of career ranging from early to late mid-career. Bring your questions with you and pick Susan’s brain! 

About the speaker: 

SUSAN J MUMFORD is a game-changer in the 21st Century art world. She’s an entrepreneur in the art, tech and training space. While running her own gallery in Soho, London, she founded the Association of Women Art Dealers (AWAD), an international non-profit membership network that facilitates business and collaborations with members operating to high professional standards. This was followed by the creation of Be Smart About Art, an online-accessible professional development platform based out of London that helps creative professionals thrive in a changing world. In late 2015, her first book was published: Art is your life. Make it your living. In 2019, she started her latest enterprise, artaml, which tackles anti-money laundering legislation hitting the art market in 2020.

Based in Lewes, East Sussex, Susan works locally, in London, around the UK, the USA, Continental Europe and online, running workshops, lectures and courses, delivering 1-2-1 sessions, facilitating panel discussions, judging prizes and more.

Follow her on social media @susanjmumford 


About Be Smart About Art:
This online-accessible organisation based out of the UK helps creative professionals thrive in a changing industry by providing professional development support in the form of a members’ community, networking opportunities, online and face-to-face workshops, our signature annual online #ArtBizBootcamp, 1:1 support and more.

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