Blackpool art entrepreneur exhibits success

Joseph Pegler
Joseph Pegler

A young Blackpool entrepreneur is proving that given the right start, and a helping hand it is possible to achieve your dreams.

Since winning the Oracle Young Enterprise Challenge in January 2013, an enterprise event which was organised specifically for 18 to 24-year-olds in Blackpool, Joseph Pegler has established himself as a successful independent curator and now holds exhibitions featuring the work of artists from around the world.

Industry experts recognised Joseph’s entrepreneurial spirit and saw great potential in his idea to launch a showcase promoting artists and writers.

Joseph founded The Lucky Jotter whilst studying at the Blackpool and The Fylde College, and has now developed his business into an international art showcase featuring emerging artists with a second gallery in Manchester.

The Lucky Jotter International Art Showcase has this month exhibited artists from around the world in the University Centre Gallery within the Blackpool and The Fylde College.

Over the years, he has exhibited in major cities such as Manchester, Nottingham and Berlin, and featured work from South Korea, Istanbul, the United States of America, Belgium, France and the United Kingdom to name but a few.

Joseph, a former pupil at Cardinal Allen in Fleetwood said: “Using the knowledge and guidance from the Get Started team, and affiliated mentors, I have been able to take the brand to different cities and countries.

“As a new business it is vital that you take advantage of advice when available, and I cannot thank Blackpool Council’s Get started team as well as the Culture, Libraries, Heritage and Art team, enough for their continued support.

“Over the past four years I have succeeded in my mission to provide a service that exposes artists’ work to the public through our online sites and exhibitions.

“Our online platform showcases a mixture of amazing talent, with a handful of the featured artists being award winners in their chosen field.”

Coun Mark Smith, Blackpool Council’s cabinet member for business and economic development, said: “It’s fantastic to see Joseph is doing so well. I am delighted that we were able to help him develop his idea and offer continued support.”