Being BIG and BOLD in 2019: A discussion with artist Rod McIntosh

23 Jan 2019

Regular hours

10:00 – 18:00

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£5.92 – £16.58

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Cass Art | Islington

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Our monthly talk series at Cass Art will address what it means to be BIG and BOLD in the year ahead. Guest speaker Rod McIntosh and host Susan J Mumford will use real-world examples to offer insights which will help you plan the next steps in your career and take action in the year ahead.


Do you want to

> Step outside your comfort zone to grow as an art world professional and succeed in the year ahead?

> Gain top tips on how to move seemingly impossible ambitions from the realms of fantasy to become real, achievable and actionable goals?

> Be brave and build your confidence?

> Find your tribe?

> Find ways for your art and life to co-habit?

> Be nourished, entertained and held by your professional community at the start of a year of national change?

Then this is the talk for you.

With nearly a decade working full-time as an artist, Rod is excellently placed to speak about being a self-employed artist; exhibiting internationally with galleries and art fairs; working to commission; managing the administration and marketing of being a small business; applying for new opportunities which help drive that art career forwards; networking; client relationships and more. In 2018 alone, Rod exhibited internationally gaining success at art fairs in New York, Miami and Brussels.

In the talk, we’ll cover the following points and more: 

Reflecting on the previous year, what insights will you take forward into the year ahead?

> What do you want for your life + career next?

> Bearing in mind your intentions, how will you balance ambition and realistic goal-setting, to pave the way for making progress – both creatively and professionally, throughout the year?

> What strategies, such as planning and research, do you need to put in place to support your goals?

> How can you minimize risk and maximise every opportunity? – “If you are going to do it, what can you do? What else can you do? What can you do more of?”

> How might you be ready for any disappointments, for example a show that doesn’t go as planned?

> Are you ever afraid that, having got this far, you could still fail? How is this type of nagging doubt – and more, addressed?

Join us to rocket fuel your year ahead and set your route map for the stars!​


A Q&A session with the audience will follow the facilitated conversation.


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ROD MCINTOSH is an artist with his studio in the midst of the English countryside of rural Kent. He works between Kent and London as an exhibiting artist and is represented by several galleries and consultants working together to build a national and international profile for his work.

He studied figurative sculpture in Sheffield, graduating in 1992. He maintained a dynamic practice alongside a successful Arts Management and academic career until 2009. When he returned full-time to the studio.

His current work as a mark-maker lies within the tradition of drawing. With his body, the breath along with materials, and repetitive often-obsessive processes, focuses an attention to the present. Observing and recording the moment of creation within a continuum.

He speaks of them as;

Physical meditations, that offers himself, and the viewer, a moment to pause.”

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A game-changer in the 21st Century art world, Susan's an entrepreneur, mentor, speaker, moderator and author. Her first foray into supporting industry professionals was in the form of the Association of Women Art Dealers (AWAD), which she established in 2010 while running a gallery in Soho, London. This was followed by the launch of Be Smart About Art, an online-accessible professional development platform 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." While based in London, Susan spends notable periods around the UK and also in the USA and Continental Europe, delivering workshops and keynotes, mentoring creative professionals, facilitating panel discussions, judging art prizes and more.

**The first 15 tickets to this talk are half-price!**


6.30 - 7.00pm: Arrivals, registration and networking*

7.00 - 8.30pm: Talk with Q&A

8.30 - 9.00pm: Open networking

9.00pm: Departures 

*Attendees to this BSAA - CASS ART talk receive a special 10% discount on in-store shopping at CASS ART Islington on the day, prior to the event starting. Put together your art supplies shopping list and arrive early to take advantage of this talk bonus. ​

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