Positive, energetic project manager from a creative background, looking for a new challenge. I have extensive production experience, working on complex projects for award-winning international artists. I am looking to work on ambitious campaigns, demonstrating smart thinking and innovation.
1 year spent establishing my family business Blackwoods Farm House, a guest house on a 6 acre estate. I relocated to Sri Lanka to manage all aspects of the renovation, from construction through to brand development. • Project management and production scheduling • Budgets and payroll / financial management • Liaising with local government for building permissions • Business communication in both English and Sinhalese • Managing construction, from foundations to interiors • Establishing infrastructure (building a well and roadways) • Management of tradesman/craftsmen • Installing a clean water system for the estate • Organised delivery and planting of 3,500 tea plants • Construction of an irrigation system for tea terraces
Production lead for British contemporary artist, Ryan Gander. I produced many of Ryan’s creative visions, developing the initial idea and seeing it through to exhibition. Each project was completely unique and came with its own set of challenges. • Managed projects, and films with galleries/ organisations including: Lisson Gallery, Frieze London, Art Basel, Taro Nasu • Liaising with curators, head technicians and operational managers • Pitching and advising high profile international clients • Technical plan diagrams for exhibition spaces and artworks • Budgets, team management and timelines • Researching specialist vendors (e.g. craftspeople, mechanics) • Researching bespoke materials to create each artwork • Troubleshooting technical issues to tight deadlines • Creating technical handbooks for correct installation of artwork • Managing photoshoots, and film shoots of artwork • Logistics, shipping and packaging of artwork • Quality control artwork display
Part of thet team responsible for producing Hirst’s artworks, including the “Spot Paintings” and butterfly paintings for the “In and Out of Love” exhibition at Tate Modern. Each project involved extensive training and working to tight deadlines. • Painting/creating artworks • Conservation, condition reporting and archiving of artwork • Art handling, packing and shipping • Administrative/front of house duties
Front of house position at Bristol based art gallery and studio space. Working closely with both local and international artists. • Administrative duties/box office/booking • Gallery tours • Overseeing installation of artworks
I co-founded, built and ran an independent studio/exhibition space within a once derelict diving school. As a team we produced a year long program of exhibitions and events. This success led me to curate shows in Birmingham, Stockholm and Linz. • Founding and construction of studio space • Planning permissions/paperwork via Bristol City Council • Day-to-day running of studio, and rental spaces • Financial management • Liaising with artists and agents internationally • Organisation and curation of regular exhibits • Designing and printing promotional material • Website and archiving
Organisation and delivery of workshops, tours and events. I gained valuable experience in teaching and working with school groups and young people. • Workshopping ideas for engaging children/young people • Organising tours/ creative workshops • Overseeing special events (e.g. a 500 guest art sleepover)