Artist Development Project

I am a South-West Exhibitionist is an inclusive project spanning ten months from mid- September, 2017 and supported by the Shire of Manjimup and Country Arts WA.



Surviving the Arts and Media with Practical Steps Tough Love and Good Old Common Sense
A self-marketing workshop for visual artists presented by arts consultant, curator and media personality, Paula Silbert.

This two day workshop delivers essential professional development skills for emerging, mid-career and established visual artists.

Sessions include

  • Being an Exhibitionist – solo, group, pop-up, open studio
  • Finding your Fans and leading them to your exhibition
  • OMG!  My art doesn’t speak for itself! (What your clients, fans and media expect you to be able to say
  • Brushing up your Five Year Plan and getting ready to succeed
  • 40 Really, Really, Really Important Things for Visual Artists To Know

Workshop participants receive practical, relevant work books and documents that they’ll refer to long after the workshop has finished. You’ll learn the necessary tools to maximize exposure for your practice or event.
Participants receive individualised and personalised advice throughout the sessions. You will also develop invaluable working partnerships with other participants.


Book your spot in this game changing workshop here


Want to relax and get to know the workshop artists more?

Join Paula Silbert and the artists for a self-funded dinner on Saturday evening 16th September at a local restaurant. Just indicate your interest by emailing We’ll be there at 5.30pm – an early start and early to bed to reinvigorate for the next day!

Who is Paula Silbert?

Paula Silbert is an energetic arts consultant, curator and media personality who champions emerging artists and experienced practitioners. She has been marketing consultant to four State Gallery Directors and taught the Arts Management Degree course at the renowned WA Academy of Performing Arts. She co-inaugurated and was original director of the Fringe Festival, and was the Executive Officer of the Crafts Council of WA (now FORM). Paula was chosen as foundation curator for St John of God Health Care Art Collection (Murdoch Division) and was a consultant for the Western Australian Percent for Art Scheme for many years. Thousands of successful arts achievements and exhibitions have reached huge audiences thanks to her top-rating radio commercial radio segment Smart Arts broadcast on 94.5FM and 96FM.

If you need any assistance then please contact Fran at the Manjimup Library on 9771 2895 or

Stay tuned for stages 2 and 3 of the I am a South West Exhibitionist Project...

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