Friday, 21 September 2012
Tied up in tape (red)
comments from Ronnie and Susan on what it means to be an artist trying to generate some form of income from one's practice - comments that have been thrown into focus by an email this week from a curator regarding a couple of pieces (including Cartographica (left)) that I have offered for an interstate exhibition. As one of the pieces is to be for sale, I find that I am required to register as a supplier of goods and services with the organisation responsible for the exhibition; complete an Australian Tax Office 'Statement by a Supplier' pro-forma; endorse two pages of 'Consignment Terms and Conditions - Artist Rights and Responsibilities'; and fill out and sign a formal loan agreement. At this stage, I must admit the temptation is either to withdraw from the exhibition or to mark both the pieces Not for Sale.