Cassey Delissen

Assistant curator

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

About me

 

I gained my honours degree in Fine arts at Rhodes University. I have a strong knowledge and experience of the International and South African art industry and visual arts. My skills include experience in fine art exhibition organisation, design and management. Furthermore I have an excellent ability to problem solve, as well as use ingenuity and creativity. I am able to adapt extremely well to new situations and people due to my strong communication skills. Dutch passport holder and South African residency.Have proficiency in English, Dutch and Afrikaans.

Skills

 

  • Marketing PR
  • Visual Arts
  • Art Direction
  • Fine Art
  • Exhibition
  • Creative
  • Project Management
  • Public Exhibitions
  • Photoshop
  • Sales Ability
  • Contemporary art
  • Catalogue Design
  • Artist Management
  • Curating Art Exhibitions
  • Administraion

Work history

Currently

Exhibition Co-ordinator & Assistant Curator

Cricket Fine Art

Mar 2015
  • Exhibition management and curation • Assisting director with co- ordinating exhibitions. - Liaising with Artists and gallery manager regarding needs of exhibitions. - Assisting with curation and installation of artwork. - General readying of Gallery for exhibitions. - Selecting artwork from artists. - Design and send-out of Gallery e-mail invitations. - Marketing of exhibitions and artists - Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop. - Design, printing and installation of visual information – labels, pricelists, posters. - Deliveries of artworks before and after exhibitions. - Oversee the arrangements for the opening night. - Sending of catalogues to VIPs. - Photograph opening night exhibitions to load onto website. - Deadline orientated as exhibitions open once a month • Client relationships - Selling artwork - Client liaison - building relationships and finding new clients. - Advising clients on choice of artwork. - Hanging and placing paintings and sculpture at clients & in galleries. • General - Viewing potential new artists - Updating Artist biographies. - Management of social media for gallery and artists. - Gallery maintenance & upkeep - Observation of detail

2015

Assistant Curator

Everard Read Gallery

Feb 2010 - Jan 2015
  • • Assist in creating CIRCA and Everard Read online and printed catalogues, printed invites and publications. • Advertising – budgets, creating adverts for publications and keeping track deadlines. • Assisting Curators & Directors with co-ordinating exhibitions. - Liaising with Artists and Curators regarding needs of exhibitions. - Assisting with curation and installation of artwork. - General readying of Gallery for exhibitions. - Selecting artwork from artists. - Design and send-out of Gallery e-mail invitations. - Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop. - Design, printing and installation of visual information – labels, pricelists, posters. - Deliveries of artworks before and after exhibitions. - Oversee the arrangements for the opening night. - Sending of catalogues to VIPs. - Organising appointments with Photographer. - Photograph opening night exhibitions to load onto website. - Liaising with press and writing press releases. - Deadline orientated as exhibitions open once a month • Client relationships - Selling artwork - Client liaison - building relationships and finding new clients. - Hanging and placing paintings and sculpture at clients & in galleries. - Going to auctions on clients behalf - Valuations for clients • General - Viewing potential new artists - Updating Artist biographies. - Management of social media for both galleries. - Impromptu gallery walkabouts with big groups of the elderly and school children - Gallery maintenance & upkeep - Observation of detail • Liaison positions - Liaison with Sotheby’s and Christies to obtain value estimates on artwork and place works on auction. - Liaison and relationship manager with Sophie Lalonde Gallery in Botswana which Everard Read has a mentoring partnership with. - Organisation of the gallery stand at the Johannesburg Artfair

Education

2010

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Rhodes University

Jan 2006 - Jan 2010
  • I majored in Art History and Art Practice and gained an honours in both. I took Psychology as a third major for 3 years. I was a marking assistant for the psychology department and was a vacation sub warden for Hobson House.