Maureen Paley talks about her experience and the role galleries play in supporting emerging artists.

For nearly three decades, pioneering gallerist, Maureen Paley has represented new artistic talent, including Anne Hardy, Hannah Starkey, Wolfgang Tillmans and Gillian Wearing.

In this career development talk for Photoworks, recorded in December 2015, Maureen spoke about her experience and the role galleries play in supporting emerging artists.

The talk is followed by a Q&A led by Celia Davies, Director at Photoworks.

Click the image above for the full recording or scroll down for shorter clips.



If you don’t have time to listen to the full talk, we’ve made some smaller bite size clips for easy listening.


Maureen Paley discusses her thoughts on photography and what sparks her interest (5 minutes)


Maureen Paley on the role she’s played through the gallery in helping artists such as Gillian Wearing and Wolfgang Tillmans (4 minutes)


Maureen Paley presents her “dos and don’ts” for how artists should approach a gallery for representation (3 minutes)

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