visual arts

Resource set: Creating strong networks and micro-communities

A locally, nationally and internationally renowned ceramic artist, Graham Hay’s incredible career has spanned over two decades. In this resource set, Graham provides advice for students about establishing an arts career.  It includes a career story, a networking resource and general advice about developing a career in the arts.

Career story: Changing career

This resource relates the career story of a visual artist who decided not to pursue his visual arts practice as a full-time career. Instead, he developed his own personal training business. This enabled his arts practice to evolve on his own terms, without needing to ‘please the market’. The story is a good example of graduates who apply their knowledge and practices in another sector.

Career story: Visual arts graduate – where to now?

This short career story is told by a visual arts graduate who is still finding her way. Career stories from early careerists are important as they show students that a period of uncertainly is often just part of being established.

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