Kollektiv is made up of 15 keen and active DIY, hardworking artists, crafty designers and incredible illustrators. Their aims are to inspire and encourage other artists to make more, exhibit more and sell more.
After successfully reaching their Kickstarter goal, Kollktiv Gallery launched their first pop up on 25th November in Brighton.
We caught up with Sophie Giblin, curator and creator of the wonderful Kollektiv Gallery to find out more about what inspired her to pop up:
“About 3 months ago I finished my Art Degree, I saw peers decide that they couldn’t carry on being artists, believing that the money was poor and the profession wouldn’t pay the bills. As a reaction, I spent the Summer learning about entrepreneurship and business in order to open a gallery for myself, my friends and all emerging artists everywhere.”
Why put so much energy into a pop up?
How did you prepare to pop up?
This is my very first pop up gallery. I left university a couple of months ago after studying art for 8 years. After my I received my degree, I wanted to put on an exhibition. However I found a lot of my friends couldn’t fully commit, thinking that art wouldn’t earn them enough money. So I spent the summer learning about entrepreneurship and pop up culture in order to open Kollektiv Gallery for emerging artists.
Was there anything unexpected or particularly challenging about getting this off the ground?
Whats the nicest thing a customer has said so far?
Any thoughts about what happens after this pop up?
Anything else you would like to say about popping up?