SEVENTH gallery Career Arcs conversation series

Monday 19 March 2018

SEVENTH gallery career arc
Images courtesy of SEVENTH (L to R: Eugenia Lim and Trent Walter, Anna Varendorff and Annie Wu)

SEVENTH Gallery has operated as an Artist Run Space on Fitzroy’s Gertrude Street since 2000. In 2018, SEVENTH has launched a new professional development program called Career Arcs conversation series. The series explores ways in which artists build a career in the arts beyond the gallery and studio, through complementary vocations such as curatorship, publishing, festivals and design. 

Operated by a democratic board of artists and arts professionals who champion accessibility and affordability for artists and artist-run-initiatives, SEVENTH’s diverse public program of events engages with their exhibition program and encourages collaboration with the community - embracing experimentation, risk and diverse artistic practices. 

Reflecting on the reality of multi-vocational practice, Career Arcs engages art professionals in a conversation where they will demystify their fields, careers and individual experiences, as their practice intersects with the broader arts ecology.

Acknowledging that artists often undertake multiple roles in addition to studio and gallery practice, the series aims to provide insights from those working in the fields of curatorship, publishing, festivals and design.

Our first Career Arcs conversation, with artists Eugenia Lim and Trent Walter ‘went really well’ said SEVENTH Gallery Manager, Anita Spooner. ‘Both artists emphasized the importance of saying no, when to push for payment for your work, and the difficulties of working without the benefits of job security, superannuation’ Spooner said. 

To find out about upcoming conversations in the Career Arc series, keep an eye on the SEVENTH gallery facebook page.

This project is proudly supported by the City of Yarra’s through the Small Project Grants Program.

More information:

SEVENTH Facebook 



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