I stumbled across this site last week, a link hidden away at the bottom of an e-mail… A really good example of what you can do to promote yourself if you set your mind to it – For those of you who don’t know, Sue graduated from the BFA – Photography last year (2006).
(Click the image above to go to the full website!)
I also did a little bit of investigation and clicked through to www.virtualcurator.co.nz which Sue’s site is powered by – seems these guys will provide you with a no-fuss, easy-to-use website template which you can load your images up to – so you don’t need to learn all that html, website programming, dreamweavery kind of stuff to get a professional looking site up and running. And, they specialise in art sites….
Here is what they offer:
| Key features:
– store artist / gallery / artwork / event content in a secure centralised database with log-in and password
– publish content on more than one website at the same time
– online art-cataloguing functionality allows all users to keep thorough visual records of all their work
– standard plug-in code allows content owner to offer “art content” to other websites with little setup
– event calendar
Perhaps Sue can tell us if she’s had a good experience with them? I think they look good – the websites seem slick and look good, but my only concern would be that the ones I have had a look at (Sue’s, the VC one itself, and one other artist from their own linked page) is they all have a very similar look and feel to them… Any comments?