Tax Tips for Artists – Free Talk by Katherine Tyrrell

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A Free Talk by Katherine Tyrrell (author of ‘Making A Mark – and the creator of “Arts Business Info for Artists)

5th March 2018: 4.30pm – 5.30pm.  

The Heatherley School of Fine Art, 75 Lots Road, Chelsea, London, SW10 0RN.

Tax Tips for Artists
For all those who want to get on top of their tax affairs before any omissions or errors catch up with them!
– why – and when – you need to register for tax
– why being a hobby artist is different from an artist who MUST do a business tax return
the difference between a personal tax return and a business tax return
– timescales for getting on top of your tax
– what records you need to keep
– what you need to declare
– what you can and can’t claim as expenses and allowances against tax
– how to pay your tax
– one thing you MUST know about VAT!

About Katherine Tyrrell
Katherine Tyrrell writes about art, art competitions, exhibitions and the art business. She also videos and interviews artists. Her perspective on art is influenced by her business and marketing background.

Numerous artists around the world read what Katherine has to say on her blogs, websites, Facebook Pages and various art magazines – and watch her videos. For over 12 years she has been covering art, artists, media, exhibitions, art competitions and the art business on her very popular and highly rated blog Making A Mark (12 million+ pageviews to date).

In the past three years she has been developing new websites (e.g. “Art Business Info. for Artists” https://www.artbusinessinfo.com/) to unlock her archive and make useful information about art more accessible – for free! In 2016, she wrote a series of ten articles about ‘Cost Effective Ideas for Artists’ for ‘The Artist’ magazine.

She also draws and is the author of a book about drawing and sketching published in the UK, USA and Asia. She helped found London Urban Sketchers and ‘The Times’ newspaper featured her sketchbook blog.

Prior to early retirement, she worked for and with government and her professional career background covers business management, marketing and consultancy.

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Work from the Bankside Staff Show 2018

For those who couldn’t make it to our Bankside Staff Show in person last month please see the online gallery below. The work will also be on display at Heatherleys itself until the 23rd of February for our students to view.

please see the online gallery below. The work will also be on display at Heatherleys itself until the 23rd of February for our students to view.

 

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The Bankside Staff Show Private View 2018

We had a fantastic turn-out last week for our fifth annual Staff Show at the Bankside Gallery. Thank you so much to everyone who came along and made it such a great evening; have a look at the gallery below to see if you can spot yourself.

Photos of the works will be posted shortly.

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The Heatherley Annual Staff Show 2018

 

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25th January – 28th January |

Private View: 25th January 6pm-8pm
Our fifth annual Staff Show at Bankside Gallery.

Work will be on display from our tutors and support staff, including Ian Rowlands, Allan Ramsay, Melissa Scott-Miller, Gil Whyman, Daniel Bibby, George Levantis, Ron Best, Hilary Daltry, Chris Moock, Paulina Pluta, Miriam Escofet, Claudia Carr, Danny Cuming, Alex Duncan, Maggie Jennings, Veronica Ricks, Edwina Ellis, Hero Johnson, Fred Crayk, Christina Niederberger, Tony Mott, Atul Vohora, Daniel Shadbolt, Sarah Jane Moon, Sharon Low, John Dean and Paul Gildea.

Guest of Honour will be Richard Foster, President of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters.

The past four shows have been a great excuse for a party and a chance to catch up with old friends so we look forward to seeing you all there.

48 Hopton St, London SE1 9JH

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Photographs from the ‘Chelsea Life’ Painting Competition and Auction

A big thank you to everyone who took part in our ‘Chelsea Life’ painting competition and auction last Thursday. All proceeds from the event will go towards our Bursary Fund that enables talented artists to attend our courses who otherwise may not have been able to afford to.

Special congratulations go to those who won prizes on the night. Rebecca Hathaway secured the First Prize of £1,000 and The World’s End Studios awarded Freny Green for  ‘Best Work on Paper’ and Ruth Smith for ‘Best Painting of Figure(s)’.

Thank you also to our President, Nicola Hicks MBE, for presenting the awards and to Nick Bonham for directing the auction.

Please see below for photographs of the evening.

 

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Free Talk – The Do’s and Don’ts of Writing an Artist’ Statement and C.V.

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A Free Talk by Katherine Tyrrell (Making a Mark Blog)

13th November 2017.

4.30pm at The Heatherley School of Fine Art.

How to Market Your Art #2:

Do’s and Don’ts when writing an Artist’s Statement and CV
• Why people are afraid of the “artist statement”
• Why you need an artist statement
• Avoid confusion – the difference between an artist statement, bio and CV
• What to include – and what to leave out
• How to communicate with your target audience
• How to interest people in what you do – and why people stop reading!

About Katherine Tyrrell
Katherine Tyrrell writes about art, videos exhibitions and interviews artists. Her perspective on art is influenced by her business and marketing background.

Numerous artists around the world read what Katherine has to say on her blogs, websites, Facebook Pages and various art magazines – and watch her videos. For nearly 12 years she has been covering art, artists, media, exhibitions, art competitions and the art business on her very popular and highly rated blog Making A Mark (11.6 million+ pageviews to date).

In the past two years she has been developing new websites (e.g. “Art Business Info. for Artists” https://www.artbusinessinfo.com/) to unlock her archive and make useful information about art more accessible – for free! Last year she wrote a series of ten articles about ‘Cost Effective Ideas for Artists’ for ‘The Artist’ magazine.

She also draws and is the author of a book about drawing and sketching published in the UK, USA and Asia. She helped found London Urban Sketchers and ‘The Times’ newspaper featured her sketchbook blog.

Prior to early retirement, she worked for and with government and her professional career background covers business management, marketing and consultancy. She’s also written a lot of reports for the government!

 

This event is free and open to the public but seating is limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

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Susanne Du Toit – Artists Talk

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30th October | 4.30pm
Free
Susanne du Toit is an artist living and working in Berkshire, UK. She has worked in a wide range of media during her career, particularly etching and oil paint. In recent years her practice has become focused on portraits, and in 2013 she won the BP Portrait Award.

Since then, she has been featured in the Ruth Borchard Portrait Prize, the Columbia Threadneedle Prize at Mall Galleries, and the Lynn Painter Stainers Prize. She has also shown work at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions, and won prizes at the Royal Watercolour Society and the Chichester Open Art Exhibitions.

Susanne studied Fine Art at the University of Pretoria in South Africa during the 1970s, and received a Masters in Fine Art from the Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, in the ’80s.

In this talk, Susanne will discuss the progress of her career as a painter, focusing on the ideas that led her in new directions – her conversion from abstract to figurative art during the 1980s, and then, a decade ago, to portraits.

She will talk about the influences that have inspired her, and her routines and day-to-day experiences as a painter. There will be emphasis on how she has incorporated other aspects of her life, such as having a family and being an older artist, into her work. Finally, this will lead her to discuss her most recent series of portraits, Motherhood.

This event is free and open to the public but seating is limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

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