I am looking for professional British craftspeople who produce unique, contemporary products for interiors and would like to showcase them in Manchester Art Gallery Shop. Manchester Art Gallery is the vibrant art gallery at the heart of this culturally rich city. The shop is near the entrance and difficult to avoid and is attractive and busy (the gallery gets over 400,000 visitors a year). The Gallery have asked me to utilise approximately 20 square m floorspace in order to showcase MAKERS work.
MAKERS is a brand of the finest quality, hand-made, contemporary design for interiors produced by professional craftspeople working in Britain. You will see from the website that there is already a strong contingent of MAKERS who produce ceramics, glassware, textiles, metalware, lighting, furniture etc and prices range from £10 (1 glass coaster) to £4,000 (large wall mirror).
Information and contact details are displayed next to the work of each maker and I do not take any commission on any work that arises as a result of your inclusion in the display. Gallery commission is dependent on a few factors but is normally double the wholesale price; this money goes on VAT, curation, space, security, sales staff, packing, point of sale information and marketing.
You are responsible for delivery of the work and pick up of any pieces that have not sold but while it is in the gallery we are responsible for its careful handling and secure storage.
If you think this is something you would like to be involved with please supply me with your contact details, website, images and any other information you feel is relevant to give an accurate picture of yourself and your work. Space is limited but I will choose quality work that fits in to the collection and is suitable for the particular ‘theme’ which changes every 2 – 3 months.
I look forward to hearing from you.