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I'm an arts journalist & PR consultant living and working in Scotland. I've been a journalist for more than 25 years. I write a regular column for Scottish quality newspaper, The Herald. I deliver a PR service with an arty bent and work on a consultancy basis with arts organisations, including Scotland's leading creative industries festival, XpoNorth & broadcast support body, ScreenHI. I am currently co-writing a book about the celebrated Scots artist, George Wyllie, with his daughter Louise. Instrumental in making a celebration of his life's work happen in 2012. For more information, see www.georgewyllie.com When I'm not being a mum/working, I talk to my dog. He laps it up. Contact me on janpatience@me.com (All work © Jan Patience)

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Sm(art) Art Marketing @ Glasgow Art Club

I'm doing an informal art marketing event for artists at Glasgow Art Club from 2-4pm this Saturday (25 February) with painter Frank To and photographer, Ian Marshall, who specialises in photographing artists' work.

Both Frank and Ian are based in the same WASPS studio in Dennistoun, Glasgow.

This started off as a jokey conversation on Facebook between me and Frank, who is a gifted marketeer as well as a talented painter. Not many artists I've come across get their teeth into PR'ing themselves in the way Frank does.

"You should do masterclasses in this sort of stuff," I told him. "Why don't we do one together?" he replied. Before you could say Damien Hirst, he was off the starting blocks, organising Ian and me into a PR spin.

I doff my scone hat to him...

To book a place, contact Frank on 0779 631 2613 or email him on frank_to_artist@hotmail.com

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