Lizzie Lees, Rob Ellis and I co-founded the Exhibition Collective in 2012.
The Exhibition Collective provides affordable exhibition opportunities and support for emerging artists through workshops and collaborative events. We hope this will become an encouraging and inspirational forum that will not only offer a cost-effective platform for artists to exhibit their work but also generate a nurturing environment for creativity.
Each exhibition will have a theme. This is to create synergy between all the work exhibited and support the collaborative ethos behind the collective.
Collaborative workshops and group critiques will be held in the build-up to each exhibition, giving artists the opportunity to work together and cultivate the creative spirit.
All exhibition artwork will be for sale, including collaborative work created in the workshops (where feasible – sometimes the workshops are more about the collaborative process than the final results). Sales from individuals’ pieces go direct to the artist with no commission to the collective. Sales from the collaborative works will be given in part to charity, and to the collective.