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Leila Duffy-Tetzlaff: Lateral thinker with effective problem solving skills. Personal interests include volunteering, curation of culture, yoga and animal rights. Nottingham Trent University BA Hons Fine Art Graduate with a keen eye for detail and a liking for intelligent design. Artist Statment: With a dash of warped reality, voyeuristic tendencies and cosmetic concoctions, themes of excess and debauchery are implemented by employing alluring, tantalising substances and smells to create memory triggering, erotic, fetish-driven and sensually charged scenarios. Saturated in colour, a stimuli-filled journey in pursuit of indulgence and ‘self-pleasing’ or ‘abjection’ is the intention. Disgustingly Beautiful. Beautifully Disgusting. From my degree choice and background of being a video/installation artist and curator, I possess much hands-on experience in having managed my own artistic practice but also in union with my contemporaries. Putting on exhibitions, workshops, projects and happenings requires strong time management skills, DIY knowhow, ability to prioritise, making influential decisions both instantaneously and after much thought, meeting strict deadlines, complying to briefs, performing under pressure and juggling a demanding workload, all whilst communicating ideas or concerns and paying attention to detail as one strives to create a reliable reputation as a creative practitioner and collaborator. In recent years a pivotal shift has occurred in my desired career path, moving from Visual Artist to a more ‘Cultural Component’ by being able to connect with others through many platforms. Acting in a philanthropic manner is vital to my mindset and has indicated to me the importance of an institution's role in communities. I enjoy inviting the public to become engaged and the perks of being a prominent socialite, whilst maintaining a professional persona, include being able to attain many ties, peers, knowledge of flourishing projects, unlocking potential and identifying trends. All this instills a strong sense of purpose in the decision to pursue a career in the arts sector.Locked Pro Plan feature
As a Gallery Assistant, I have a duty of care to the artworks and the gallery’s reputation and must be prepared to answer in depth questions to the public both on and off the premises. Regular spot talks and tours are managed by the employees to enrich visitor experiences and exercise our knowledge and expertise.
'Play & Learn' facilitation for families & children throughout the year entails much street promotion, yielding of questionnaires and mastering both on and off-site excursions in order to engage families or young youth groups in the hope they will consider the gallery as a creative hub for all. The element of learning through play and participation in a light-hearted way means our role is to ensure that everyone has fun, the briefs are understood, new skills are learned and bonds between participants are made.
Exciting, innovative, experimental, artist led, liberal space in Nottingham City Centre. Room to develop, trial and error, try out, try on, start up, work out, fix up, break down, share and experience. Reflect and respond. Support and enjoy.
Travelling across the country in teams knocking door-to-door on behalf of charities to involve the general public to sign up as regular, dedicated, long term donors. With the discussions had on the doorstep, we spread awareness about the problems but then also solutions that the charity is tackling. The job requires capability of building trust within a stranger and then inspiring them to seize the opportunity at that present moment which is key to the success of the campaigns as we emphasise urgency of the issues being faced.
Delivering an intimate and well advised shopping experience through considerate and thorough consultations, needing great knowledge on stock and the active ingredients. Other aspects of the role include batching, soap cutting, product demonstrations, stock rotation, deliveries, till and cash handling, posting and dispatching, errands and after hours party hosting.
Gallery intern at One Thoresby Street, assisting the ATTIC Programmer for events such as shows, talks, film screenings and meetings but also during the quiet summer months helping with maintenance. Responsibilities of the intern also included research, writing reports and invoices, networking, promotion and admin, and occasionally invigilating for the exhibitions.
Being an active gallery attendant, by engaging the visitors in conversation about the artwork and exhibitions on both aesthetic and theory based discussions. Artist Assistant for programmed workshops, working with families and children and disabled/special needs children.
Volunteer and artist assistant for an artist led programme designed to help local artists expand their career and practices in a facilitated environment.