Navigating The Art World – Professional Practice For The Early Career Artist

The new Delphian Gallery book

Navigating The Art World

The new Delphian Gallery book

Front cover, spine and back cover of the Delphian Gallery book Navigating The Art World
This business book is aimed at early career artists and helps to equip them with the practical tools needed to approach their careers, shining light upon some things that are often hidden from view. It has been written as a series of opinion pieces rather than a how-to guide, and covers such topics as how to exhibit and sell your works, as well as things like how to stay motivated, and how to deal with the periods of insecurity that a career in the arts can often create. 
The process of entering the art world and forging a career can be fraught with obstacles to overcome, and so we have written this guide to make the journey as stress-free as possible. Navigating The Art World consists of a mix of advice and tips from ourselves, as well as gallerists, curators, artists, collectors, and other industry experts to give some insight on various ways to enhance your art career. Contributors include Maureen Paley, Jake Chapman, Andy Dixon, Kristin Hjellegjerde, Claus Busch Risvig, and many others. 
It has been our intention to write about things that are not often discussed, in the hope that by pulling back the curtain slightly, things are a little clearer for all of us. – Delphian Gallery

Navigating The Art World Reviews

Amazing book. I mean, as an artist and film maker I absolutely love this book. It’s genuinely a gem for artist anywhere in their careers. Literally a blueprint for how to make your art your business.


Really great little book – full of useful and practical advice – lots to consider but simple and workable – love it!

Alison Cooke

Provides honest and concise advice on all of the issues that need to be known in order to develop as an artist. I loved the content and layout.

Graham Wallace

Navigating The Art World is a really great book that I would highly recommend to artists and creatives at any stage in their careers. It’s packed with loads of helpful advice and insights from curators, gallerists and art collectors.I felt it came along at just the right time to steer me through some difficulties I had been experiencing as a early career artist so thank you!

Stewart Swan

I bought the book Navigating the Art World from the Delphian Gallery and was and was thrilled with how much useful information, advice and thought-provoking discourse was packed into the light and easy to read little volume. I would recommend it to all artists whatever stage of career, there is still so much to learn and muse over. It is an enjoyable, encouraging and positive read.


The book arrived on time and is a great thing if you are looking for insight and guidance. I read it immediately, about to read it again. It is laid out well, is easy to read, and has many very useful insights.
Worth every penny.

Wayne Jolly
Contents page from Navigating The Art World by Delphian Gallery
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