For one of my 3rd year modules on my degree I chose 'Visual Cultures as Public Placement', which required a minimum of 10 days in a placement of your choice. I chose to volunteer at Lubomirov / Angus-Hughes, a charitable organisation founded in Hackney, East London by William Angus Hughes as a non profit centre in 2010 where I assisted on the curation of artist Mike Ballard’s exhibition “Capital Slang”. This was to aid research into my chosen question: "Spaces of emancipation in our twenty-first century milieu: do artist-led spaces offer artists of the neoliberal city more autonomy?"
Making sure a wide variety of acts were showcased via the festivals Snapchat and Instagram accounts through taking short video clips and captivating images. Assuring the content uploaded to the social media accounts was accurate, visually stimulating and informative.
Pullman Limited Editions commissions and publishes original posters by leading poster designers, capturing the essence of 1920s Art Deco. I independently ran the gallery, meaning I engaged in a multitude of tasks. - Maintaining and running the gallery during working hours. - Engaging with customers to achieve maximum sales and reach targets set. - Liaising with the fulfillment house and framers to process orders. - Creating VAT invoices and adding all information to the company database. - Making sure advertisement deadlines were met whilst producing and publishing advertisements on the website. - Managing sales performance and producing future sales forecasts via spreadsheet models.
The Pacitti Company runs SPILL, a UK based arts organisation that supports and presents some of the best radical and experimental performance artists in the world. - Stewarding at the Toynbee Studios, liaising with the artists to maintain the requirements of their works and ensure audience satisfaction and safety. - Production Assistant for Zierle & Carter- ‘Touching Silence (Get-in/Out)’ at the Barbican, working directly with the artists to curate the show space.
Crewroom is a growing business based around rowing and sports fitness. The team of ex and current rowers collaborate with designers from the London College of Fashion to produce its own range of sports clothing using the best performance fabrics and innovative designs. - Interacting with customers globally through product presentations and sales pitches. - Making sure sales targets were met. - Organisation of stock management and communicating with our manufacturers to place stock orders. - Great communication with the in-house designer gave me the chance to draw up my own ideas for new products and discuss their potential for sale, furthering my understanding and passion for design.
Working with Vincent Poole in his studio for a week as an artist's assistant to gain an insight into the world of an artist in practice. Vincent taught me basic Photoshop skills so I could edit images I collected for him to use in later works. His work acts as a social commentary on boroughs throughout London, vibrantly displayed through collage and heavily influenced by fashion.
Volunteering for a programme set up to get primary school pupils involved in sports. I attained strong leadership skills, independently coaching a group of children for a series of weeks.
Working as a sales assistant in a major high street store I engaged with customers, helping them to the best of my abilities. I learnt how to take stock counts, set up store displays following a strict criteria and worked as a member of a fast paced team.
Currently studying for a BA Honours Degree in the History of Art at Goldsmiths University, London. I am in my third and final year of study. Subjects I have studied include ‘Museums, Galleries, Exhibitions: Unpacking the Field’ where I explored the philosophical foundations of museums, their disciplines, politics and how they play an integral role in shaping ones view and understanding of history, culture and society. Predicted grade: 2.1/1st.