Pricing and Selling for Artists

26 November 2019 / 18:30-20:30

For Castlefield Gallery Associates members only

Drawing on her experience at International 3, The Manchester Contemporary and The Grundy, curator Paulette Brien joins us to talk about how artists can price and sell work. When and how should artists approach galleries? Where are collectors to be found? How do institutions collect, what do they collect and why?

Paulette has been Curator of Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool since 2017. Founded in 1911, Grundy Art Gallery draws on the contemporary context and heritage of Blackpool to deliver an ambitious exhibitions and events programme.

Prior to commencing this post, Paulette was involved in the inception and delivery of several artist-led initiatives based in Manchester, including The International 3, of which she was co-founder and co-director. Over 17 years, The International 3; which ceased operating at the end of 2017, presented a year-round programme of exhibitions and events both on and off-site, as well as representing artists and participating in national and international art fairs. The International 3 was also the Curatorial Coordinator of The Manchester Contemporary art fair from 2010-2017.

Additionally, over the last 25 years, Paulette has worked part-time and as a freelancer for a range of other organisations including Arts Council England and Creative Industries Development Service. Paulette is regularly invited to deliver presentations within academic and professional development settings, has been a judge for several art prizes and open submission exhibitions, has acted as an artist’s mentor, and is a steering group member for The Manchester Contemporary. She has written articles, critical texts and catalogue contributions for Axisweb, a-n, Manchester Art Gallery, Touchstones, Rochdale and Drawing Room, London, among others. Paulette graduated from Dartington College of Arts in 1992 with a First Class BA (Hons), and in 2016 was awarded an MPhil from Manchester Metropolitan University for her Postgraduate study of the curatorial condition of the contemporary art fair.

Tickets: Free for Castlefield Gallery Associates members, £7 for non-members. Book here.

This event is part of Castlefield Gallery’s Associates programme, a membership scheme for artists, writers and independent curators working in contemporary art. Membership costs £60 per year; find out more at