Matt Colquhoun

Exhibitions Officer at Ffotogallery

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  • LocationCardiff, United Kingdom

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About me

 

I am an artist and writer who is passionate about public arts engagement and education. Having worked primarily in relation to photography and exhibitions over the last two years, I am looking for similar work more in line with my broader interests in aural and visual arts. I am looking for work in the London area having been accepted to start an MA in Contemporary Art Theory at Goldsmith's in late 2016.

Skills

 

  • Film
  • Visual Arts
  • Writing
  • Technician
  • Exhibition Installation and Deinstallation
  • Artist
  • Photography Lecturing
  • Adobe MS Office Suites
  • Photography Digital/darkroom/editing
  • Tour Guiding
  • Sound Art
  • Art History and Theory
  • Photography Exhibitions
  • CMS Systems
  • Copy Editng

Work history

Currently

Exhibitions Officer

Ffotogallery

Jan 2015
  • Responsibilities related to the efficient day-to-day running of the gallery and associated exhibition and events programmes. The role was expanded during projects such as Diffusion Festival and the Welsh Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. Responsibilities included but not limited to: - greeting visitors and providing information about the exhibitions; - contributing to marketing and delivery of events and activities, both in person and online; - helping to develop and run activities and participatory projects for schools, local community and youth groups which animate the exhibition programme, develop audiences and extend opportunities for creative participation and learning; - producing and designing informed and accessible exhibition texts, learning resources, artist information packs and other written materials, including compiling and editing copy; - assisting with installations and liaising with artists prior to and during exhibitions

2016

Exhibitions Officer

Ffotogallery

Jan 2015 - Jan 2016
  • Responsibilities related to the efficient day-to-day running of the gallery and associated exhibition and events programmes. The role was expanded during projects such as Diffusion Festival and the Welsh Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. Responsibilities included but not limited to: - greeting visitors and providing information about the exhibitions; - contributing to marketing and delivery of events and activities, both in person and online; - helping to develop and run activities and participatory projects for schools, local community and youth groups which animate the exhibition programme, develop audiences and extend opportunities for creative participation and learning; - producing and designing informed and accessible exhibition texts, learning resources, artist information packs and other written materials, including compiling and editing copy; - assisting with installations and liaising with artists prior to and during exhibitions

2015

Visiting Lecturer, Publishing Assistant and Editor

University of South Wales

Apr 2014 - Feb 2015
  • - From May to July 2014, I was hired as the editor of the BA(hons) Photographic Art degree show publication, overseeing all aspects of the publication and offering one-on-one support to all students working on their artist statements; - From October to December 2014, I was a visiting lecturer on the Photographic Art course, working specifically with first year students. I gave accompanied them on two research trips around Bristol and Cardiff. I also gave lectures and ran workshops whilst running an online project getting the students to respond to works seen as part of Artes Mundi 6. - From January to February 2015 I assisted course leader Peter Bobby with the marketing and distribution of his photo book High-Rise, published by Ffotogallery.

2015

Digital Media Consultant

Bay Art Gallery

Sep 2014 - Jan 2015
  • I assisted Bay Art with their online branding, advising them on how best to engage with their online audience prior to an application for digital media funding.

2014

Official Photographer

Beacons Festival

Aug 2013 - Aug 2014
  • Working with Beacons Festival and design agency Catalogue, my photographs were used extensively in the lead up to the 2014 festival, appearing in print such as Crack Magazine and The Guardian; on posters and flyers all over the country; at various other festivals such as Field Day; and on billboards in Leeds. I was also invited to attend the festival as an official photographer.

2011

Assistant

Jason Evans

Nov 2011 - Dec 2011
  • Under Jason's direction, I shot and edited a film that accompanied Caribou's headline set at ATP Nightmare Before Christmas

2010

Technician & Projectionist

Artery

Aug 2006 - Sep 2010
  • For four years I acted as projectionist and technician for Art in the East Riding of Yorkshire (ARTery), a local arts initiative bringing a portable HD cinema experience to rural communities. I was responsible for the transportation, setting up and maintenance of all equipment as well as being on hand throughout each screening to offer technical support.

Education

2013

BA(Hons) Photographic Art

University of Wales, Newport

Sep 2010 - Jun 2013

    Awards

    2015

    Magnum Photos Graduate Photographer Prize

    • Nominated http://www.magnumphotos.com/C.aspx?VP3=CMS3&VF=MAXO31_3&VBID=2K1HZOQ8FPI0Z4&IID=24PV7CHEPKJ&PN=1