- 6 January 2016
- Posted by: Norm
I have been affiliated with the Artshine Gallery since its opening in 2014.
The space is very well located in the creative precinct of Chippendale and is a welcoming space with a friendly management team. The space is constantly evolving. As new learnings and requirements come to light I have noted that Vinh and Stuart are extremely accommodating and will adapt to suit new trends and artists’ specific requirements.
The Gallery fee includes a lot more than other galleries offer: opening drinks/catering, printed materials and promotion and I’ve found Vinh and Stuart to be very encouraging and supportive of their artists.
The other, nice thing about the gallery is that their ethos is very community focused with an emphasis on ‘giving back’ but without compromising on quality or professionalism.
“Light and friendly atmosphere”
CoSydney has a fantastic vibe as soon as you work in, with beautiful artworks exhibited throughout the space and changed regularly. We love working on our top floor loft level where we enjoy our own private space but still get to enjoy the collaborative space downstairs with other co-workers. Craig, Vinh and Stuart are incredibly friendly and accommodating.
“A wonderful space with a great community!”
The space has been great with great amenities, beautiful art and a relaxing atmosphere. Community building events help bring creatives together and the network created by the coworking space is a great resource!
Anthony Van Lam
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Compared to other galleries, Vinh at ArtSHINE does a personalised, friendly and accountable job helping with all the exhibition building steps along the whole pipeline, from promotional material to the physical set up before, during (also with Stuart and Craig) and after the show. Capable of finding additional sales outside of my own network, he held me accountable to focus on my art and putting on the best show I possibly could. Taking his own initiative to design such things as the exhibition flyers and Sydney Fringe Festival promotion, Vinh enabled me, also through his business and life coaching, to find a great deal of extra time in my week to really enjoy my craft and the experience of exhibitions. Looking forward to exhibiting with Vinh and Stuart again in the near future!
I was impressed with the Artshine Coaching right from the start. Having someone genuinely interested in helping your art practice grow into a professional business is refreshing and invigorating. The exercises undertaken helped me find focus and direction with my own art practice. Defining your outcomes and create achievable plans is a vital element in the program. Vinh’s personal approach and dedication makes you feel that he is definitely in your court. With his knowledge and experience he will guide you in the right direction and still allow you to make all the decisions. If you are ready to take your art to the next level then the Artshine Coaching Program is a worthy investment that will arm you with tools and techniques you will return to well beyond the completion of the course.
I like working at Artshine @CoSydney – not only is it a supportive environment, but the gallery owners have a good understanding of the commercial and the artistic. Artists can be tech entrepreneurs too, and I think that many typical accelerators and co-working spaces can forget that people can come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and need to be nurtured in different ways. Artshine, however, remembers that, and they try and help build business skills in people who may otherwise be unfamiliar with that sort of thing, and vice versa. All-in-order, Artshine is a nexus for people of mostly artistic (but also technological) backgrounds, and that gives it a unique feeling, and makes it an unusual but helpful space. I’ve met lots of interesting people from different backgrounds there already, and I think it’s helped me develop as a person too
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