The hub of visual arts activity at Southbank Centre, the Hayward Gallery plays a vital role in the UK and internationally by presenting a wide range of ground-breaking art exhibitions, project exhibitions and outdoor installations. Boasting one of the largest and most versatile exhibition spaces in the UK, the Hayward Gallery aims to place artists at the heart of its every activity and to offer visitors adventurousm encounters that defy expectations.
Invited to join the faculty as a visiting lecturer after successfully completing BA Photographic Arts course in 2013. Key duties involve the delivery of illustrated lectures on contemporary photographic practice using examples of key themes within the visual arts and ways in which to communicate effectively through photographic based visual media. Lead on technical classes within the darkroom, as well as develop student’s critical and reflective engagement with their work. Modules include Basic Photographic Pracitce, Professional Futures and Photography in Context (Exhibitions and Curation)
INDEPENDENT CURATORIAL PROJECTS / COLLABORATIONS 2012 - PRESENT With a background in photographic arts and a strong interest in sculpture and the photographic image. I have curated several exhibitions, contributed to a number publications and been invited speak on panels. Undertaking regular visits to artist’s studios as well as building relationships with independent Gallerist’s. Highlights include: Drawing & Photography, Loose Associations (Publication), 2016 Commissioned to contribute to quarterly publication that looks at the reflections on photography and image culture – this particular issue focused on the relationship with Drawing to Photography. My piece looked at the notion of photographic paper as a sculptural tool and the notion surrounding mark making through gesture. The Laying of Hands, 2013 Curator of a group exhibition at a central London Gallery featuring emerging artists that looks at the photographic image as a starting point. The artists included work across multiple disciplines including photography, sculpture and digital art. Organised as part of photomonth East London included a series of seven artists talks and curator led tour of the exhibition Scratch the Surface, 2012 Curator and project manager of exhibition and auction organised in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Society featuring nine artists working across photography & sculpture. Responsible for writing the press release and marketing materials to publicise the exhibiton, as well as the coordination of live onsite auction of artists work. Negotiation of support from stakeholders to raise over £5,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society. FURTHER PROJECTS & ACHIEVEMENTS [CONT.] 2016Speaker at Brighton Photo Fringe for Emerging Curators programme 2016Panel speaker and contributor to Old Girls Club 2016Panel speaker at London Alternative Photography Collective 2016Contributor to Loose Associations publication, The Photographers’ Gallery 2016Portfolio reviewer as part of Shutter Hub Cambridge 2016Judge on Pixel Rights photography competition 2015Panel speaker at Material Light exhibition, Belgrade, Serbia 2015Contributor to The Story Behind a Photograph, The Photographers’ Gallery 2014Contributor to ‘PYLOT’ magazine 2013Curator of ‘The Laying of Hands’, 5th Base Gallery, London 2013Panel speaker at The Photographers’ Gallery 2012Curator of ‘Scratch the Surface’, East Gallery, London 2012Curator ‘Wall, Page & Screen’, London Gallery West 2011 – 2013Course Ambassador, University of Westminster 2009 – PresentVisiting speaker at Hendon School
Key duties include conceiving and managing new initiatives to support the core programme, curating major offsite and international presentations, developing digital content for the gallery’s social media. Identifying and cultivating key partners and sponsors to support projects and gallery activities. High-level networking to cultivate new supporters and business opportunities, leading on design and visual identities to create cohesive marketing campaigns. Highlights include: Work, Rest & Play: British Photography from the 1960s to Today Co-curator and project manager of the first touring exhibition solely devoted to British photography in China which included 38 artists. The exhibition has successfully toured to four venues in China, produced as part of the UK-China Year of Cultural Exchange. Family Photography Now Digital & creative lead on unique social media participation in collaboration with Thames & Hudson. Successfully pitched and negotiated media partnership with Guardian Weekend. Identification of high profile figures in the arts, public and literary sector to contribute to the project including Mary McCartney, Martin Parr, The Pool UK and UNICEF. Punk London Curator of a yearlong series of exhibitions and events in collaboration with the Deputy Mayor for Culture and Creative Industries team, both in the Gallery and at specific offsite venues, as part of ‘40 Years of Punk’ campaign. Negotiation of support from key stakeholders in support of programmes amounting to £10,000 in monetary and in-kind. Exhibition included work of cross-disciplinary artists. Programming highlights include: • The commissioning of an exclusive gig from The Raincoats, book-signings and film screenings. • ‘In Your Face’ - curator of offsite collaboration with Liberty London on a series of nine window exhibition featuring iconic punk portraits . • Swagger & Spit - curator of a series of two collaborations with Sonos Studios looking at the musical icons of the punk era.
Responding to press and image requests, putting together image sheets, carrying out artist research, processing high-resolution images, updating the websites press section, assistance with maintenance of The Photographers’ Gallery website, promotion of the Gallery through Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and other social media platforms. Skills: Confident communicator, ability to use own initiative, ability to work as part of a team as well as independently, meticulous attention to detail, experience of working across various social media platforms, ability to work under pressure and towards tight deadlines
Co-Curating the exhibitions, writing the press releases, sponsorship letters and marketing material, liaising with potential sponsors collaborating with the competition, announcing and promoting the prize through social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, inviting relevent industry individuals to judge the prize, answering press, competition and sponsorship enquiries, communicating with participating Universities, maintainance of the database through Stockbox, updating the blog. 2012: State of the Nation, University of Westminster, University of Ulster, Edinburgh Napier University and University of Wales, Newport. 2011: Family & The Familiar, University of Westminster and F+F Schüle fur Kunst und Mediedesign Zurich, Switzerland www.westphoto.co.uk www.state-of-the-nation.co.uk