Advantages & Disadvantages of Online Galleries

Advantages & Disadvantages of Online Galleries – General


  • Wide availability – wide demographic reach
  • Easy access
  • Cheap to view
  • Feedback collection
  • Reduced distance between audience and author
  • Reduced bureaucracy (public liability insurance, etc.)
  • Cheap to stage – no printing, mounting, framing costs; no venue costs; no commission costs
  • Permanence
  • Flexible hours (open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
  • (Theoretically) unlimited number of simultaneous visitors
  • Background can be tailored to images (not always possible with a physical exhibition)
  • No time, distance, space limitations
  • Updateable
  • Removes risk of damage to which physical prints may be subject



  • Off the shelf options/subscription based packages may not offer a theme in keeping with the style of images
  • Technical knowledge required to build/customise website
  • Ongoing subscription costs (hosting plans, etc.)


Output of project brainstorming session – 24 March 2018

(Contemporaneous notes)

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