Artist-Gallery Relationships Today


When change is the only constant in the 21st Century Art World, relationships are key to success. Attend this talk to gain unique insight into how Artists and Gallerists are working together today, and ask your own question in the Q + A. 


  • Examples of effective new working models for working and building relationships in the art world
  • How to spot opportunities and get in front of people with whom you’d love to work and collaborate
  • How to effectively follow-up your dream professional partner after initially meeting
  • How you can work to your strengths in working collaboratively
  • How to build long lasting professional partnerships for fruitful collaborations long into the future
  • Get top tips on dealing with conflicts in professional relationships (and know how to avoid them)

Join this afternoon event in London to get insight from two art world experts. 

How to prepare? Come with your questions at the ready! 

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About the Speakers

Kristin Hjellegjerde 

Kristin is the Founder and Head Curator of Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery which she established in 2012. The Gallery quickly gained recognition in the contemporary art world for showing a roster of innovative, international artists, both emerging and established, with strong theoretical and aesthetic bases.

Named one of Blouin's 500 Best Galleries Worldwide in both 2016 and 2015, and The Londonist's Independent Gallery of the Year in 2014, the gallery showcases cutting-edge art in a cohesive, intimate space focused on the presentation of a concerted body of work.

Drawing on her own international background, Kristin Hjellegjerde seeks to discover and develop new talents by creating a platform through which they can be exposed to local and international clients.

Follow Kristin on instagram @kristinhjellegjerde

Susan Mumford

Susan is a game-changer in the 21st Century art world. She’s an entrepreneur, mentor, speaker, moderator and author. While running her gallery in Soho, London, she founded the Association of Women Art Dealers (AWAD), a non-profit trade network with three chapters: London, New York and Global. This was followed by her launching Be Smart About Art, an online-accessible platform based out of London that helps creative professionals thrive in a changing world. In late 2015, her first book was published in the name of BSAA’s motto: Art is your life. Make it your living. 

Based in London, Susan spends notable periods in the USA and Continental Europe, visiting art fairs, delivering lectures, running panel discussions and more.

Follow her on Instagram @susanjmumford 

About Be Smart About Art

This online-accessible organisation based out of London helps art professionals thrive in a changing industry by providing professional development support, mentoring, a members’ community, networking opportunities and more.

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