You are here

Bow Skills Panel: Pricing & selling your work as an artist

Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Opening Hours: 
Nunnery Gallery, 181 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ


This event has been postponed until further notice. If you wish to receive updates follow Bow Arts on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, or sign up to our mailing list by clicking here.

Join us for an in-depth panel discussion on pricing and selling your work as an artist. Speaking on the panel will be Stephen Tribbel, Membership Development Manager for fine art buying schemes Own Art and Take it away, Fiona Atkins, founder of Town House gallery, Sarah Monk, Director of London Art Fair, chaired by Sophie Hill, Director of Arts & Events at Bow Arts.

This talk will discuss key issues around pricing and selling artwork, including when to visibly price your work, the difference between original artworks and prints, gallery commissions, VAT and more. Each speaker will draw upon their unique experiences within the creative industries to provide the most appropriate advice and solutions for artists, designers and makers selling their wares. 

The evening will begin with a short introduction from each speaker about their practice and area of expertise, before moving into a facilitated discussion, and finally opening up to questions from the audience. Unfortunately there is no ‘one-fits-all’ method to pricing artworks, however this discussion aims to dispel any myths and provide some clear actionable advice on how go about pricing your work.

Bow Arts seeks to support creative professionals at all stages of their careers. In 2015 Bow Arts launched Bow Skills in response to an artist survey which showed over 90% of practicing artists find it useful to receive further support outside formal education. Bow Skills is a dynamic and relevant programme of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) which is informed by an artist steering group and open to all creative practitioners across London. The programme of talks, panel discussions, new skills labs and peer crits is open to all, with concession rates available to Bow Arts artists and students.

Book tickets HERE

Tickets £10/7 (concession rate applies to students and Bow Arts artists)

About Stephen Tribbel

Stephen has a background in business management and has previously managed art galleries, with experience in the primary and secondary art markets. In his current role as Membership Development Manager at Creative United, Steve is responsible for providing sales advice and support to a network of over 400 member galleries and musical instrument retailers under the Own Art and Take it away interest free credit schemes.

About Fiona Atkins

Fiona Atkins opened Town House in Spitalfields in 2002. Originally selling a mix of antiques and art, the emphasis soon became 20th century British Art with regular themed exhibitions. In 2013 the gallery hosted the return to the East End of the East London Group and highlights since then include the first exhibition of Doreen Fletcher’s 1980s work in 2016 and Eleanor Crow’s watercolours from her book ‘Shopfronts of London’ last autumn. Contemporary artists Nicholas Borden, Marc Gooderham and Adam Dant are among some of the local artists who have also exhibited at Town House. Town House is having it's first Open Exhibition planned for summer 2020, and is looking for artists who depict the East End through painting or sculpture. Submissions close on 5th April, for more details click here

The Nunnery Café is open for all Nunnery Gallery evening events, serving food, drinks and AllPress Coffee.

Access Information

Nunnery Gallery has step-free access throughout from street level, including to the accessible toilet, and is service animal friendly. This venue does not have a hearing loop system.

Accessible parking is not available on-site but blue badge parking can be found 500m away on Fairfield Road.

If you have any questions regarding accessibility at this venue or event, would like to make us aware of any access requirements that you have in advance of visiting, or would like this information in an alternate format including Easy Read, please email or call 020 8980 7774 (Ext. 3)

Travel Information

Opening hours: Tue-Sun, 10am-4pm
Address: Nunnery Gallery, 181 Bow Road, London, E3 2SJ
Nearest station(s): Bow Road (District and Hammersmith and City lines) is a 6-minute walk away, and Bow Church (DLR) is a 3-minute walk away.
Bus:205, 25, 425, A8, D8, 108, 276, 488 and 8 all service the surrounding area.
Bike: Bicycle parking is located at Bow Church Station. The nearest Santander Cycles docking station is at Bow Church Station.

 Get directions with Citymapper