Thursday, 22 April 2010

Virtual art gallery launches to showcases UK university talent launches this month. The website specially designed for art students to exhibit and sell their work goes live today with universities in the Midlands being the first to take advantage of the virtual gallery.

The site, which is free to join, has been developed to showcase the work of students in art disciplines to a global marketplace, offering pieces for sale and opportunities for commission. differs from other sites in that it works actively to find buyers, collectors and enthusiasts who are searching for contemporary art from emerging artists.

Commenting on the development of – Sue Gordon, director said: “We have been to many excellent graduation exhibitions and it seems sad that so much talent has just a few days of exposure and then in many cases is lost to public view. We designed to offer this creative pool of talent a broader market, actively contacting potential buyers who are seeking individual works of art, commissions and also jobs.”

Each individual artist or designer has their own virtual space on which they can manage, price their work and sell through the site. The creator is in total control of their virtual gallery at all times allowing them to keep it fresh, interesting and using descriptions that includes key words to help buyers search and find exactly what they are looking for.

There is also a bespoke service for buyers to help them source artists and designers for individual commissions.
For more details about how graduating students can join and buyers can access the site go to