The talk series at PAF is partly designed to educate artists in alternative avenues in their industries often with a focus on developing business skills. The process of their formation, often dealers, agents and artists with a connection to a PAF, metaphorises the ethos underlying the event.
16th May Wednesday, 1pm
Gruss is an entrepreneur with thirty-years experience in real estate and network marketing. He recently began mentoring and supporting the artist, Marc C Woehr. He talks partly about how Woehr has started to develop under this mentoring in terms of business outlook.
The talk will benefit artists looking at how better to develop a business outlook as well as the importance of mentors from other industries.
16th May Wednesday 2pm
After working with various commercial galleries, Kharitonova decided to launch out on her own organising group exhibitions. Still in her early career, she now represents four Russian-based artists.
The talk will benefit artists who have started managing, or who are considering starting to manage, other artists, as well as those who organise group exhibitions.
16th May Wednesday 3pm
Bernard C. Rangel
Rangel is an artist who organises workshops for socially excluded children in India and Brazil. His talk will be entitled “Stimulating the Alternative Intelligences to provide Educational Inclusion in a Cognitive Educational Environment”.
This talk will benefit artists looking at alternative employment opportunities, alongside the gallery route, for using their creative skills to benefit society.
17th May Thursday, 1pm
Mario Sanchez Nevado
Aegis-Strife is the Creative Director of the international Hysterical Minds Collective. He will talk about how the collective formed and the “online art group scene”, which he identifies as a new movement away from the traditional idea of an art collective.
This talk will benefit artists interested in forming art collectives or learning about how they are formed, particularly in the digital age of social networking.
17th May Thursday, 2pm
Robertson is an artist who creates objects that she considers can discuss issues in health and safety. Having recently applied for numerous residencies via the internet without luck she entrepreneurially decided to take a risk and go to Berlin. As things fell into place serendipitously, she found herself not only having numerous exhibitions, but being given a gallery space for free.
This talk will benefit artists considering residencies and especially those unsure how to precede with them, as well as those generally interested in a great pro-active and positive success story by a fellow artist.
17th May Thursday 3pm
Zamero is an artist who recently formed “The Magma Group” international art collective. She will talk about their recent exhibition in London, how they formed and some of the issues that they promote through their work.
This talk will benefit artists who are considering forming an art collective or who might not have considered how a collective could benefit their practice and art exposure.
17th May Thursday 4pm
Syed is an artist who has found a unique way of using her art practice in workshops. Working primarily in textured abstraction, her work can be experienced using the sense of touch as well as of sight. This led her to creating workshops exploring art appreciation with the blind and partially sighted of the community in UK, Australia and Hong Kong.
This talk will benefit artists who are considering alternative ways of using their art practice, alongside the normal mainstream gallery system, and who wish to use it to benefit the socially excluded in society.