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Being part of small team meant that everyone had to take on all aspects of the gallery running. Dealing with sales and private clients, helping to put together exhibition catalogues, communicating and organising suppliers and shipping, stock taking and updating all systems on a daily basis. Making sure the gallery ran smoothly at all times whilst keeping level headed, cool, calm and collected.
Keeping diaries up to date and I took bookings and looked after clients. Writing press releases and organising advertisements for magazines was a large part of my role as well as promoting the business at fairs. I also helped with the planning of a couple of property renovations. Helping with the day to day care of livestock and general maintenance duties around the farm yard and had an active role in breaking a young horse for hunting. I also was a fishing guide when we were short staffed.
During Christie’s six week internship programme, I worked in the 500 Years Decorative Arts Department. Duties included researching objects for their forthcoming sales in October and November as well as using their property and client systems. I worked closely with key specialists and the administrative team.
I worked as a PA to the Director, Head of South Central Rural Agency whilst his assistant was away for four months. I assisted with viewings, market reports and brochures, administration and advising clients.
Researching lots before auctions was a large part of my role along with creating condition reports, lotting up and assisting with telephone bidding during the sales. I worked in a number of different departments including Silver, Asian Art, 20th Century Design and Jewellery.
I achieved a 2:1 in History of Art I wrote my dissertation on the artist Robert Polhill Bevan and how his paintings could be seen as modern and how he may have influenced other British artists such as Walter Sickert, Wyndham Lewis and David Bromberg to name a few.
I Studied History of Art, Classical Civilisation, Theatre Studies and Business Studies.