The Bookery
Saturday, June 25, 2022
10:00 AM
21, High Street Crediton EX36 3BL
South West England

This session is part of Artmakers June programme of events is focus on the how people in creative jobs work, what got them started, and how they keep going? The aim is give the audience a solid understanding of how parts of the creative world work in Devon, and how they might start their business.

Confirmed speakers will include : Giuseppe Rossi of Devon Film Logistics and Karolina Andreasova – an artist working predominantly in oils and pastels and artist Deborah Last of Bideford.

Giuseppe Rossi set up Devon Film Logistics to provide unique film fixing abilities, with a team of creative, competent, and practical experts. With an emphasis upon ‘keeping it local’ he aims to support the local economy, promote, and provide local talent, and help productions reduce their carbon footprint.In 2021 we have worked with Warner Brothers, Netflix, ITV, Film4, BBC, The British Film Institute and more, supplying staff and crew including Marshals, Drivers, Machine Operators, Security, Runners, Location and Unit Management as well as all the equipment needed to make each production a success.

Karolina Andreasova is an enthusiastic Slovakian artist based in Southwest, UK, working predominantly in oils and pastels. She considers herself mostly self-taught. Growing up surrounded by analogue photography, this translated into a passion for portraits, and photorealism. If she dosn’t work on a portrait commissions, she produces personal works dedicated to endangered wildlife. Occasionally joining professional sugar sculpting competition at the NEC, Birmingham (UK).

Artist Deborah Last lives and works in Bideford, North Devon. She works directly from life and from memory to create light-filled work relating to the landscape and the connections we make with it as humans. In 2020 she graduated with an MA in Contemporary Art Practice from Plymouth University. She has been long-listed for the Jackson’s Painting Prize, 2021 #JPP2021. She is regularly one of the resident artists at Spring Harvest.

Hear all about how these practioners got started, what inspired them to pick up their craft. The challenges of starting a creative business in Devon, how they built their audience and grow their business, what makes these creatives tick?!

This will be an informal presentation led by Hilary and Phil founders of ArtMakers aimed at inspiring and encouraging others to turn their creative practice into business’s.