Aisling Keavey

Photographer, curator, gallery assistant, ethnographer

Level
Junior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

Projects credited in

About me

Creative individual with a variety of experience in multi-media, social media, gallery invigilation, curating and research.

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Skills

  • Photography
  • Art Curation
  • Gallery Invigilation
  • Adobe Editing
  • Archival Research
  • Archiving
  • Gallery Administration
  • Social Media Management
  • Data Entry
  • Ethnographic Research

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Seed.

    Seed.

    • Arts and Culture
  • The British Library

    The British Library

    • Education & Research
  • P

    Photo London

    • P

      PhotoIreland Festival

      Work history

      Currently

      May 2016
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Sourced and processed high resolution images and video to be used to illustrate upcoming posts Ensured all images are print quality, correctly captioned and accredited Uploaded content to website Content Management System (Wordpress)

      2020

      Retail assistant

      The British Library

      Jul 2019 - Jan 2020
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Part Time
      • Delivered excellent customer service in person and by telephone Worked to sales targets through active selling and excellent product knowledge Actively promoted the online shop for print on demand services, framing and general product services Accurately operated the EPOS system and cash handling Accurately engaged in stock counts and stock takes Managed two sections of the retail stores, using my own visual merchandising and demonstrated management of these spaces proactively by accurate record keeping and section management Actively sold memberships to customers by articulating the benefits of holding a membership or readers pass for the library Demonstrated willingness to learn new skills and develop interpersonal skills

      2019

      Gallery intern

      Tiwani Contemporary

      Feb 2019 - Mar 2019
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Internship
      • Front of house duties: greeting visitors, answering the phone, assisting with travel arrangements for artists and staff Admin duties: updating contact and artwork database using ArtLogic Communications: updating exhibition listings, social media management, website updates, writing copy for and designing exhibition documents and newsletters Research for press packages, website copy-writing, collaboration with industry contacts to showcase current artists and exhibitions. Registration: gallery stocktake, preparing condition reports and packing artworks Maintaining artist archives and making sure the archive and library are up to date

      2018

      Sep 2018 - Nov 2018
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Freelance archive support assistant at Imperial War Museum, London Assisting in processing the recent acquisition to the museum of the Tim Hetherington archive Administrative support to project team Cataloguing the archive following Spectrum standards

      2018

      Artwork catagoluer

      RightSize Ltd

      Jun 2018 - Jun 2018
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Inventory of Bauhaus artist Herbert Bayer’s preparatory drawings and sketchbooks Digitisation of sketchbook pages, measuring and cataloging of pages, ensuring archival storage of pages Initial archive system development for some 1600 pages of sketchbooks and drawings Digital asset management development using Adobe Lightroom for digitised pages

      2018

      Fair assistant

      PhotoIreland Festival

      May 2018 - May 2018
      • Dublin, Ireland
      • Freelance
      • Invigilation of various exhibition venues during the festival run Engaged with the visitors to the exhibition, talking to them about the exhibited work Contacted various galleries, arts organisations and curators with information about the festival Assisted with marketing: digital marketing and copywriting, contacting various galleries, arts organisations and curators with information about the festival Managed and sold photo books/magazines from the Library Project’s collection

      2017

      Fair Assistant

      Photo London

      May 2017 - May 2017
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Managed the information and merchandise desk Greeted visitors, answering questions and fielded inquiries Directed general public Scanned fair entrance tickets and ensured all tickets are valid Sold official Photo London tote bags and catalogues

      2018

      Gallery invigilator

      (Various)

      May 2017 - Aug 2018
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Invigilation of various venues including David Robert’s Art Foundation, the Diaspora Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, “A Living Legend: Art from the Brian P Burns Collection” and “Joseph and Brenda Calihan Collection” exhibitions of works at Royal Hibernian Academy prior to their upcoming sale at auction and Jessica Ogden: Still. Provided excellent and pro-active customer service while selling exhibition catalogues Assisted with the opening and closing of the exhibitions each day Oversaw the day-to-day safety and security of the artworks Engaged with the visitors to the exhibition, talking to them about the exhibited work and assisted visitors with interactive aspects of the artworks

      2014

      Digital Marketing Assistant

      Smartup Visuals

      Jun 2014 - Aug 2014
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Internship
      • Planned, developed and managed social media and online advertising campaign via HootSuite on Facebook and Twitter for the company and meeting targets set by the team Sourced interesting and relevant news articles, visual content and videos and interact with the public to try and get them involved with the company, whilst increasing their followers Created visual content to use in digital marketing, including video and photography and assisted on event planning and management

      2012

      Gallery and digital marketing assistant

      The Picture Rooms

      Jun 2012 - Aug 2012
      • Dublin, Ireland
      • Internship
      • Sourced content about photography, technology and curation to schedule for their social media channels and online marketing Updated mailing lists and creating and copywriting of newsletters using Mailchimp Assisted in the photography studio on photoshoots Wrapped and mounted purchased prints in the gallery, front of house assistance in the gallery

      2012

      Gallery assistant

      Graphic Studio Gallery

      Nov 2011 - Apr 2012
      • Dublin, Ireland
      • Internship
      • Sold prints and frames; scheduled appointments, assisted front of house Assisted at exhibition openings; exhibition design and hanging of works, invigilated exhibitions Updated the sales and stock register and artist and customer listings using FileMaker Pro Photographed and edited gallery artists’ work for display on website, basic web design and content management of Graphic Studio Gallery website using CyberDuck and TextWrangler Wrote copy for and sent out weekly listings, press releases and e-vites via the mailing list Encouraged customers and visitors to the gallery to partake in the various skills-based workshops and lectures the gallery provided.

      2011

      Jul 2011 - Aug 2011
      • Boston, United States
      • Internship
      • Inventoried some five hundred photographs by social documentary photographer Milton Rogovin Digitised photographs, measured and catalogued the prints and negatives, while ensuring proper archival storage of the prints

      2011

      Studio assistant

      D-light Studios

      Oct 2010 - Jan 2011
      • Dublin, Ireland
      • Internship
      • Assembled and disassembled photographic equipment, rented and returned specialist equipment Took inventory of Blow Magazine Assisted with the hospitality of clients

      Education

      Currently

      MA by Research

      IADT Dún Laoghaire

      Oct 2018
      • Dublin, Ireland
      • Currently studying an MA by Research in Photography and carrying out research on Re-imagining Irish Identities: Photography, Hybridity and Identity. This research involved photographing and interviewing female members of the Irish diaspora about their reasoning for immigrating and their notion of home and identity. this research will be culminated in an eventual book and exhibition.

      2016

      BA(Hons) Fine Art:print and Time-based Media

      University of The Arts London (UAL)

      Sep 2013 - Jul 2016
      • London, United Kingdom

      Awards

      2016

      Mentorsip III

      The Old Girl's Club

      • Shortlisted for the OGC Mentorship