a photo of Ellie Pennick
Portrait of Ellie Pennick. Photo: Bardha Krasniqi

Session 4: Understanding Commercial galleries with Ellie Pennick and Georgia Taylor Aguilar

  • Sat 12 Mar
  • 11.30am–12.30pm
  • Hosted online and screened live in the South Bank Room, Ground Floor, The Tetley
  • Free, booking required
Book tickets here

For artists in Leeds and Wakefield, commercial galleries are few and far between.

Working with commercial galleries may be able to sustain your practice and grow your peer network and audience.

From pricing your work to insurance and letters of agreement, this talk and Q&A with Ellie Pennick, Guts Gallery and Georgia Taylor Aguilar, The Tetley, covers the essentials of commercial galleries to make sure they work for you.


This event is part of PANIC! Together, a double-weekend artist development programme with The Art House, Wakefield.

This session will be recorded.

This is an online event that will also be screened live at The Tetley.

Director and Founder of Guts Gallery, Ellie Pennick is one of the youngest gallerists navigating the art world today. As a working-class, queer Northerner with no art background, Pennick’s outlook on the art world is shaped by her frustrations with the arts education system, and lack of opportunities available. Pennick launched Guts to generate a fair art business model and to champion emerging artists, helping artists to demand the respect – and ownership – they deserve.

Online access

  • This event will be hosted on Zoom Webinar. Select ‘online ticket’ on the booking page and you’ll be sent a link to join the live stream on the day of the event.
  • This event will be closed captioned using Zoom’s automated captioning service. To enable these, please select the green closed captions button at the bottom of your Zoom screen.

In person access

  • This online event will be screened live in the South Bank Room on The Tetley’s ground floor.
  • There are accessible toilets on the ground floor and second floor.

Please email Bella Probyn, Artist Development Coordinator at bella.probyn@yorkshire-contemporary.local if you have any questions about access.

Getting here

Please note, there are no onsite parking facilities at The Tetley. Our nearest car park is RCP Parking on Sheaf Street, Leeds, LS10 1HD.

For more information about visiting The Tetley, click here.