How to Approach Galleries and Get Noticed for Trade

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The do's and don'ts of how to approach a gallery professionally and appropriately

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A Big House Event supported by Creative Quarter & delivered by Antonia Disney, Focus Gallery

Please note: If you have already accessed 12 or more hours of support from The Big House, you may be placed on a waiting list and your place is not guaranteed until you receive confirmation from The Big House Events Team.


"How to Approach Galleries and Get Noticed for Trade"

Join Antonia and a group of like minded creatives on this workshop as we look into the do's and don'ts of how to approach a gallery professionally and appropriately. What to send out when and how to get noticed in this competitive market. With added advice on trade shows and tips on making direct selling events more profitable and learn what you need to do to prepare for an upcoming selling event.

Get focused on how to approach a gallery to sell your products in the right way.

Learn to dos and don'ts of getting noticed in a competitive market.

Takeaway valuable tips on how you can stand out when putting your work out there for galleries, shops, retail selling events and trade shows.


Antonia has owned the Focus Gallery for over four years and set up the Nottingham Jewellery school in that time. She graduated in 2008 from staffordshire university from a design crafts degree and went onto Derby university to complete a post graduate certificate in Enterprise management whilst setting up her own jewellery business working with galleries. In this time she also worked in a craft gallery in Leicestershire for six years and was also management in high street jewellers.

Now she manages the gallery and jewellery school in Nottingham with her staff and volunteers. The gallery stocks near on 100 artists and hosts 10 exhibitions a year over two floors and Antonia runs workshops in jewellery, glass, ceramics including business workshops for creatives.


Pre-start, start-ups & SME designers makers wanting to approach galleries to sell their products.


Thursday 9 May 2019 - registration from 5.45pm with the course starting at 6pm & we aim to finish for 9pm. We will provide refreshments & light snacks.


This event is free, but space is limited. You must be enrolled with The Big House. Space is limited, so make sure to book your ticket today to guarantee your place.

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This project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund 2014 - 2020

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Thursday 9th May 2019

17:30pm - 21:00pm GMT

Focus Gallery
Derby Rd
England, NG1 5FB, United Kingdom

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