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Ellie Pennick

Director/Founder of Guts Gallery and Artist.London, United Kingdom
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Ellie Pennick

Director/Founder of Guts Gallery and Artist.London, United Kingdom
About me
Founder of Guts Gallery, Ellie Pennick is one of the youngest gallerists navigating the art world today. She is a queer working-class female artist from North Yorkshire. Ellie experienced first-hand inequality within the art system, instead of adhering to this it spurred her on to create a business venture that benefits other struggling artists like herself. Many figures and institutions are scared to speak out about inequality in the art world, often in fear of their own precarious positions being compromised. Guts Gallery refuses to be silenced. Guts Gallery supports underrepresented contemporary voices through initiating relationships between established and emerging artists, creating a platform and support system they are often denied. Guts Gallery is passionate about ensuring that the current structural formula that most galleries work in accordance with is refreshed and updated. To avoid following traditional modelling that is typically impermeable to marginalised artists and undervalued collectors.
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Projects credited in
  • Nasty Women London
Work history
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    Gallery ManagerThe Bomb Factory Art Foundation
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    • Assisting with researching and devising a calendar of events • Conducting independent research and inputting into the exhibition and education programme • Reviewing independent proposals for TBFAF gallery • Set and monitor project budgets • Responding to enquiries regarding TBFAF public programme • Researching funding strands relating to exhibitions and events • Sourcing and securing funds for the exhibition programme where appropriate • Collating information and drafting ACE & other funding applications • Providing reports where necessary • Maintaining good relationships with past and possible sponsors • Updating and maintaining gallery website • Developing and updating the mailing list - composing and sending invites • Implementing a friends scheme • Acting as first point of contact via the email and phone • Diary management and information sharing with studio holders • Publicising events • Providing administrative support • Monitoring financial transactions, activities and expenses, day to day bookkeeping • Deciding Agendas for studio meetings and taking minutes • Creating posters for events
    Founder/DirectorGuts Gallery
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    • The smooth running of the gallery • Maintaining on-going promotion and advertisement of the gallery • Assessing and selecting artwork • Art shipping • Organising, presenting and marketing exhibitions and shows • Responsibility for public relations • Website design • Designing and printing posters, catalogues and press releases • Curating shows in cooperation with artists and creative technicians • Developing client lists by notifying potential clients of particular works and exhibitions, according to their interests • Working in a team • Organising meetings • Promoting and selling artists' work, online and through exhibitions and personal contacts • Keeping up to date with industry developments and market trends • Working closely with individual artists, developing and extending relationships with new and established artists from the gallery
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Skills
  • Web Design
  • Creative Leadership
  • Art Promotion
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Public Relations
  • Art Curation
  • Arts Development
  • Art Business
  • Art Exhibitions
  • Art Administration
Education
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    BA(Hons) Fine ArtChelsea College of Art and Design
     - London, United Kingdom
    First Class Honours
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    Extended Diploma in Art and Design Leeds College of Art
     - Leeds, United Kingdom
    Distinction
Awards
    James White AwardChelsea College of Arts (UAL)
    Be Smart About Art Award