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Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust

The Barns-Graham Trust

By Finella / November 28, 2021 /

Wilhelmina Barns-Graham (1912-2004) was one of the foremost painters working in St Ives after moving there in 1940. Her paintings, alongside those of her contemporaries (including Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson and Naum Gabo) that comprise the St Ives school, contributed greatly to the development of Modernist British painting in the mid to late twentieth century. Since 1960…

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Tate Modern London

Brilliant Fusion of Creativity and Commerce at TATE Modern

By Finella / November 28, 2021 /

A while back I met with the Retail Manager at the TATE Modern in London to pick up a few of the secrets of their success in arts centre retailing. What did I discover? Lots of fantastic ‘best practice’, including staff with excellent retail sales skills and a really creative purchasing and merchandising philosophy. Wolf…

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St Margaret's Art Centre Braemar

St Margaret’s Art Centre, Braemar

By Finella / May 10, 2021 /

Iridescence completed a feasibility study to assess the viability of £2m+ conversion of an A-listed church in Braemar into an arts centre. Working in partnership with Tourism UK, we came up with a viable model for the centre based on local and national partnership-working and maximising commercial income. Providing crystal clear evidence of demand and a…

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