Professional development workshop

Saturday 14 September, 10am-2.30pm

15 spaces only, registration required.

This professional development workshop will prepare visual artists for running their own exhibition or art event. The workshop will include two sessions:

10am – 12pm

Running a Successful Self-generated Project with Michelle Beattie | All the tips and tricks you need to run a successful self-generated project. Gathering your ‘people’, reaching your audience, installing your show.

Michelle Beattie graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Whitecliffe College of Arts And Design. She then went on to organise and participate in a number of artist-run exhibitions and projects. She has a background working in arts administration for a not-for-profit career development organisation for artists. She helped run mentoring programmes and professional development workshops to assist artists build their career in this field. Most recently, Michelle works outside of the arts continuing to help and facilitate others in their careers changes. In her spare time, Michelle is a prolific knitter and sewer.

12pm – 12.30pm

Short break

12:30pm – 2:30pm

Getting your Work In front of Others with Erin Forsyth

An in-depth look at ways to meaningfully promote yourself and your work.

Erin Forsyth is an artist and illustrator passionate about the intersection of cultural and biological diversity. This interest is expressed through continuing study of plants, animals and eco-systems and the impact of human activity on the environment. Each work is underpinned by extensive research of her given subject, ranging from conversation with the people behind the scenes of entomology collections or captive breeding programmes, to visiting unique environments and tracking down rare books. Forsyth shares these experiences, providing learning opportunities through print, film, exhibitions and social media. Images from the series have been licenced by organisations such as Predator Free NZ, Puke Ariki Museum and Community Waikato and original paintings purchased for the Parliamentary Service, Wallace Arts Trust and Auckland Council public art collections.

What is Art.Work?

Art.Work is an Auckland based business offering a range of high-quality professional development workshops tailored specifically for the visual arts and creative community. Our workshops are limited to small groups to encourage genuine interaction and connection. We feature high quality presenters, excellent resources and friendly interaction.

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  • $10


  • Sat 14 Sep


  • 10:00 am — 2:30 pm


  • Parnell Train Station Building
  • 23 Cheshire St
  • Auckland