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The Gallery Companion

Get more from
the art you see

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art speak

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The Gallery Companion is a membership for artists and art lovers who want to learn more

What is The Gallery Companion?

We are a membership, with a dedicated online space where we learn more about art, grow our knowledge of artists, and discuss what it all means.

Think of it as sort of like a book club but for art, a friendly space to explore and discuss ideas with folks who have similar interests.

Our focus is on contemporary art, but we are always also looking back at art from the past. We follow our members interests, so if you love Monet or Matisse and want to talk about them, we'll go there with you.

How does it work?

It's really simple. When you become a member you set up a profile on our private online platform. And then you're ready to post, share your views, follow other members, ask questions.

 

The Gallery Companion introduces topics on different aspects of art every month, posts weekly content to get you thinking about images and videos, and hosts provocative interactive live zoom events in a welcoming and informal online setting.

 

It's relaxed, fun, informative, inspiring. A space to explore, expand, think and learn with others.

Who's it for?

The Gallery Companion's members are diverse, from all walks of life, and from all over the world.

 

While levels of knowledge and experience of art vary, what matters is curiosity!

We are artists and art-curious folks looking for interesting discussions and to learn more about other artists working today. We want to get more from the art we see in galleries, or the street art we walk past, or the images everywhere around us

Live online events

Every month The Gallery Companion hosts free events for members. For example, at The Art Salon we select a couple of artists to talk about and invite our members to say what they think. 

 

There are no boring talks delivered by distant lecturers who are only accessible through the 'chat' box. We're in the same room, and we talk as peers.

 

100% guaranteed you'll learn loads. And it's actually fun. Imagine that. 

Here's a clip from a recent Art Salon on the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama:


What's Happening in January?

Exploring Street Art

We're kicking off the year with a focus throughout January on the phenomenal rise of Street Art across the world over the past thirty years. It raises the question of value in art. Who does art belong to and who creates its value?

Loads of famous artists started their careers on the streets. Think of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, KAWS and Banksy. How has the meaning and value of their art changed over time? Banksy's Girl with a Balloon, which sold at Sotheby's in 2018 for over $1million and which immediately self-destructed after the gavel came down, addresses exactly those questions. 

Click here to see the list of free events coming up exclusively for members

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Four Excellent Things You Get From Membership

Community

A supportive, art-curious community, where you can explore, discuss and learn about art together. It's a thriving membership, where you will make real connections and get to know people interested in the same things as you.

 

Here you'll have conversations that are inspiring and eye-opening. Unlike social media this space is not limited to one-line comments and an algorithm that means you miss things. 

Knowledge

Develop a richer understanding of artists’ practices and explore their diverse approaches to the pressing issues and questions of our time. 

 

You'll be able to ask questions about art that don't have easy answers, questions that Google won't give you satisfactory answers to. 

 

This is deep learning but without investing thousands in formal education routes.

Events

A monthly programme of provocative live events exclusively for members, including The Art Salon. One of the unique things about The Gallery Companion is that we encourage members to get to know each other through regular live events.

 

We keep the numbers at these events small so that we can have actual conversations with each other about art. Plus you get access to the archive of recorded events, so you don't miss anything

Confidence

You'll absorb ideas and ways of thinking about art through the sharing of stories and experiences.  

 

Over time members develop the know-how to approach any art with confidence wherever you encounter it, and to make connections with your own life or creative practice.

 

It comes with listening, looking and being part of the conversations you'll experience here. 

Absolutely no confusing art speak

None of the alienating exclusivity of the Art World

A friendly, supportive membership

What our members say

(it's blumin' brilliant basically)

Try it for free,
cancel any time

If you're interested in joining The Gallery Companion but you'd like to see what it's all about before committing, there's a free two-week membership trial.

 

We're pretty confident you'll love it, but if you don't you can cancel your membership any time, no problem. 

If you've got any questions just email us here and we'll get back to you.

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