Lucy Bollinger

Art Curator

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

About me

 

I have a Masters in Art Curatorship and am passionate about the creative arts. I have experience working as a Gallery Assistant and Researcher. Recently I completed a two month graduate internship at Christie’s Auction House in London and a 3 month working contract at Bonham Auction House. My ambition is to pursue a professional career in the art world. I moved to the UK In December 2015 (on a two year work visa) to experience the many opportunities London provides for the arts. Working as part of a team my skills include gallery management, art writing, research, cataloguing, social media, event organising, curatorship, sales and marketing, artist and client liaison. I enjoy being involved in coordinating and developing artistic events that bring the culture and community of a city together. I would love the opportunity to work on helping bring an artists vision to life through a curatorial perspective.

Skills

 

  • Advertising
  • Events
  • Theatre
  • Visual Arts
  • Art Direction
  • Event Management
  • Excel
  • Illustrator
  • Office
  • Powerpoint
  • Word
  • Art History
  • Gallery Management
  • Exhibition Curation
  • Manual art Handling Skills

Work history

Currently

Art Curator

Freelance

Jan 2014
  • Currently looking for some new work.

2016

Sale Room Curator

Bonhams Auction House

Mar 2016 - Jul 2016
  • Gained experience working at the Knightsbridge and New Bond Street Branches of Bonhams Auction House, assisting during the busy sale periods. Responsibilities included preparing and packing up all the sale rooms for auctions and/or exhibitions. Involved in curating the sales rooms and in charge of the exhibition spaces on viewing days. Liaising with private clients and collectors to support with sales information and purchases. Building up practical knowledge of the auction house world and international art market. Worked as part of a team to tight deadlines.

2016

Graduate Intern

Christie’s Auction House

Dec 2015 - Feb 2016
  • Successfully applied for a two month internship in the Impressionist and Modern Art Department in King Street, where I was in charge all of literature and exhibition research for the works on the major upcoming sale The Art of Surreal (February 2016). Other duties included assisting in cataloguing, hangs for the viewing, condition reports and colour checks in the warehouse.

2015

Gallery Assistant & Curator

Traffic Jam Galleries

Mar 2015 - Oct 2015
  • Awarded a six month internship as curator for the upcoming Artists Dinner Series. Working closely with Australian plein-air painter Sally West, I curated and hung a variety of selected works in the exhibition space. I managed the design of invitations and all promotional material for exhibitions. I was independently responsible for running the gallery on weekdays, hosting openings and conducting home views for works.

2015

Gallery Assistant

NG Art Gallery

Aug 2014 - Mar 2015
  • Following on from the success of Beams Arts Festival 2014 I was invited to stay on as a gallery assistant and was responsible for assisting in the management of two galleries. This included NG Art Gallery in Chippendale and up Pop-Up exhibition space located in Sydney’s newest cultural hub, Central Broadway. This involved handling sales, and promoting and marketing the artists represented by the galleries.

2014

Assistant Curator

Beams Art Festival

Mar 2014 - Sep 2014
  • Along with a team of Directors and co-Curators we worked diligently over the course of seven months to plan and deliver a popular arts festival in the streets of Sydney. Winning stakeholder approval required a lot of time, effort and planning, but in the end the community were all very supportive and grateful for its presence. We had over 150 artists displaying works in the form of graffiti, sculptures, light works, performance art, dance and live music. It is a festival that celebrates the creative arts and Sydney’s potential as a cultural art hub. It was a very rewarding experience to be a part of. I was personally in charge of the live musicians and conducting the artist interviews on the opening night.

2013

Artist & Curator

Peats Ridge Music and Arts Festival

Dec 2010 - Dec 2013
  • Peats Ridge is a not-for-profit Music and Arts Festival located in New South Wales Glenworth Valley. I worked with the arts and craft team for three years building props, sets, signs and stages. The weeks leading up to the festival were spent on site, bringing to life the worlds we had created. I also assisted in ticket sales, promotion and artist management.

Education

2016

Masters of Art Curation

University of Sydney

Aug 2016 - Aug 2016
  • University of Sydney, Australia Masters of Art Curating (High Distinction Average) 2014-2015

2016

Bachelor Of Arts Double Major: History and Philosophy

University of Sydney

Aug 2016 - Aug 2016
  • Double Major in Art History and Philosophy Distinction Average.

2009

High School Certificate

Pymble Ladies College

Jan 2004 - Dec 2009
  • Awarded a UAI of 90.0.