Austėja Gud
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Austėja Gud

Museum Technician / Freelance PhotographerLondon, United Kingdom
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Austėja Gud
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Austėja Gud

Museum Technician / Freelance PhotographerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I am a very passionate, creative and curious individual. I like to submerge myself in new ideas and experiences that allow me to learn new things, deepen my knowledge and improve my work practices. My dynamic nature has allowed me to build a very versatile and rich understanding of the art industry, so it only feels natural to combine different disciplines and practices. As a perfectionist I always strive to achieve high standards and believe focusing on the details is as important as the bigger picture. I am also someone who gets inspired and energized by others, who thrives on building strong and meaningful connections and who believes that good working culture is key.
Projects
  • OKIEM and The Infinity Orchestra at Proud Embankment
    OKIEM and The Infinity Orchestra at Proud EmbankmentPhotography by Austeja Gud.
  • Copper Dog Whisky Collaboration with Sofar Sounds
    Copper Dog Whisky Collaboration with Sofar SoundsPhotography by Austeja Gud.
  • Intimate shoot with Eli Carvajal.
    Intimate shoot with Eli Carvajal.Photography by Austeja Gud.
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Work history
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    Museum TechnicianVictoria and Albert Museum
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    As an art technician for the V&A I have worked with the variety objects including furniture, textiles, photography, sculpture, painting, jewellery, glass, ceramics, Asian art and design, theatre and performance. My duties include: • Handling and packing artworks for storage, transport and touring • Making complex mounts for permanent display of objects • Using and maintaining equipment (hand tools, workshop machinery, MEWP etc.) • Project planning and supervising team workload • Installing and de-installing exhibitions and permanent gallery displays • Cataloguing, barcoding and maintaining accurate object records • Writing risk assessments and method statements whilst following health and safety protocols • Supporting Conservation staff with access and object cleaning • Carrying out courier trips • Condition checking of artworks and preventative conservation • Liaising with various internal departments as well as external bodies such as contractors Main achievements: • Lead Technician on the ‘Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion’ exhibition install/de-install and packing for tour • Courier for ‘The Woman’s Hour Craft Prize’ exhibition de-install at The Lighthouse, Glasgow • Lead Technician for the textile and fashion collections on the Blythe House Decant project
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    PhotographerAustėja Gud Photography
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    • Capturing over a 100 live performance events (music, theatre, dance) in low/extreme light conditions. Artists and institutions I’ve worked with include: The Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra, OKIEM, Charlie Cunningham, BrainStorm, Bang On Can, Deacon, The Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Vilnius Music Festivals • Producing high-quality imagery of private and commercial events for companies such as Sixty Sixty Sounds, The Trade Desk, Sofar Sounds London, Copper Dog Whiskey • Assisting the senior photographer at the Vector Classics Digital Studios in the summer of 2014. Movement and set up of studio equipment, photography of editorial work • Festival photographer for Mama Jazz Vilnius (2012) and International Music Festival – GAIDA (2012, 2013) • Editing of images in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop • Use of digital cameras, lenses, tripods, flashes and other equipment to produce desired effects and manipulate lighting • Other areas of photography I have worked within include: portraiture, fashion, documentary, landscape, urban surroundings and architecture
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Skills
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Photography Editing
  • Digital Photography
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Action Photography
  • Printing
  • Event Photography
  • Fashion Photography
  • Art Handling
  • Exhibition Building
Education
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    Functional Skills Qualification in English at Level 2Kensington and Chelsea College
     - London, United Kingdom
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    City & Guilds Functional Skills Qualification in ICT at Level 2Kensington and Chelsea College
     - London, United Kingdom
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