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First New Instagram Post

As my first post on my ‘rebranded’ instagram account, I have decided to post one of the activist drawing videos that I made – specifically the one of Lucie Morauw. I have decided to go with this video first, as […]

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Optimal Posting Times

As we all know, Instagram can be a fickle place to share your work. This is largely due to the algorithm and the way that it decides whether posts are interesting or not. One way to make sure that your […]

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Instagram Bio

I put off writing my instagram bio for a while, as I couldn’t work out what exactly I wanted to put in it, nor the style I wanted to write it in. In the end, I decided to be very […]

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Writing a Bio:

The instagram bio is a short (150 character) introduction to you and your practice. This means whatever you put there has to be concise and quickly explain what you do, and share any other important links etc. I have take […]

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Updated Instagram So Far…

After doing a little research on other successful artist Instagram pages, I have updated my page with the new username, and a new profile picture, as you can see from the screenshot below: Although I have changed the username to […]

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REELS (post n.2)

Are Reels useful for an artist exposure?  I have recently used Reels on Instagram more than regular to analyse the amount of new following it could provide and compared it to the other art accounts + how it works in […]

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Inspiration…

As I mentioned at the end of my previous blog post, I now need to focus my attentions on the visuals of my instagram account, and the image that I want to create when sharing my work online. Up until […]

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Blank Slate

The above image shows my now blank art instagram, from which I can now work up. Although I didn’t mention it on the previous post, a key area of change for me is the name or handle, as although I […]

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Aesthetically pleasing feed on Instagram

One of the things that make me personally follow an Instagram account is the way the feed looks. Of course, the content or the theme of the account is really important, but many percent of the audience tends to like […]

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Reels x Post

In this blog post, I will be talking about the differences of impact on the audience between a Reel and a Post on Instagram. It caught my attention that reels became really popular following the popularity of  another app Tiktok. […]

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Art is better now than it’s ever been.

Art is better now than it’s ever been. It’s better than the greats. It has impact and wow, and visual and political punch. It’s tenacious and wild, confrontational, angry and eloquent. Simultaneously it’s valueless and short-lived. A deluge of painstaking, […]

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Becoming an art dealer and selling work

Representing artists The current exhibition (Philip Ryland – Retrospective) has had some sales. I’ve not been pushing to sell work but I have been promoting it like a larger gallery would. I have a Shopify Lite store attached to my […]

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Plugging into something else.

Image: Lockdown 12.04.20 This started in the first week of UK Lockdown, when I caught myself bogged down in the daily mire of scrolling through the newsless news app. What am I looking at? Anguished and tearful at articles more frightening […]

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Little People

As you know Fred has his own Instagram account https://www.instagram.com/the.redfred/ and as it turns out Fred is part of an Irish Terrier Community out there on Instagram. Now… a few blog posts ago I mentioned a walk to find an […]

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Artists + Instagram: The March of the Artists

The March of the Artists is a joint project by John-Paul Brown, Eve Robertson and Lauren Sagar. On 29 July 2018 they set off walking the 250 miles of river-ways and canals between Manchester and London, a planned 28-day trip avidly documented on Instagram.

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Artists + Instagram: Ben Sadler is @bend_laser

@bend_laser is described by the artist as “a crap anagram” of his name. But can the format of Instagram become an anagram for everyday life and work? Richard Taylor looks at the Birmingham-based artist, one-half of the collaborative duo Juneau Projects, and takes a dive into his extensive Insta-collection of solo work.

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