Philippa Kartaiwkc

  • LocationOxford, United Kingdom

About me


Confident public speaker, efficient and organised. Keen interest in aesthetics and strong desire to work in the art and creative world. • President of Oxford Brookes Women’s Equality Society, 2014 - 2015 • Secretary of Oxford Brookes Women’s Equality Society, 2015 - present Organised the society’s semester itinerary, arranged speakers to come in, completed room and budget forms, arranged society trips and events, coordinated committee members, attended union meetings • Keen interest in Art and visiting galleries I Recently attended the Calder exhibition at the Tate Modern, Ai Weiwei at the RA and Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art at the National Gallery • Member of Oxford Brookes Operatic Society • Enthusiastic skier



  • Fashion
  • Events
  • Marketing PR
  • Art Direction
  • Copywriting
  • Design
  • Creative
  • Project Management
  • Creative Direction
  • Event Organisation
  • Excel
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint
  • Word

Work history



Aidan Meller Galleries, Oxford

Jan 2016
  • On Friday and Saturday I work a full day at the Aidan Meller Galleries. I usually work closely with a team of three people at one of the three galleries in Oxford. However occasionally I will look after a gallery by myself. Indeed on my second day working at Aidan Meller I was able to man the Old Masters gallery alone. Primarily I perform admin work such as calling clients to invite them to private shows, writing invitations and adding clients to databases. However I am also encouraged to talk with customers when appropriate (which I thoroughly enjoy) and entrusted to transfer paintings across the three galleries.


Kitchen & Bar Assistant

Hi-lo Jamaican Eating House

Sep 2014 - Jan 2015
  • A fast paced bar with diverse clientele in the heart of Oxford. I worked as part of a lean team of three with a broad remit: washing dishes, cleaning and serving food to customers. I also served behind the bar, handling cash and making drinks. This position gave me useful experience working with a culturally diverse set of people and proved that I work well in a busy environment - often I would operate the bar alone, for instance.



Cupola Contemporary Art Gallery

Sep 2013 - Dec 2013
  • I sought a voluntary position at a local gallery in order to gain experience in the art world. This position required me to adopt multiple roles. Predominantly I fulfilled secretarial jobs: answering calls, general administration and checking stock. However, I was also able to assist in the selling of small items of artwork, which involved extensive interaction with customers.


Waitress & Assistant

Hackney House Gift Shop Tea Rooms

Mar 2011 - Jun 2013
  • I worked for a local popular gift shop and tea room where I waitressed and worked in the gift shop. I built excellent rapport with both staff and customers and learned to multi-task efficiently and effectively.



History of Art and English

Oxford Brookes University

Aug 2013 - May 2016
  • Modules: Making and Meaning in Western Art; Skills and Creative Strategies; Aspects of European Modernism; Modern British Art: From impressionism to Brit Art; Anthropology of Art; Renaissance literature and Culture, Art History Field Work; Architectural History of Oxford; Museums and Society; Art of Poetry; Contemporary literature and Creative Writing.



Achievement Award

  • For environmental and Comenius work: monitoring and implementing conservation of Great Crested Newts in my schools area, including travelling to Spain and Germany to work on similar environmental projects, 2008 - 2010


House Captain

  • 1 of 8 individuals to lead their school house, Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School, 2010


Memeber of Model of United Nations

  • Selected to represent school as a Security Council Ambassador for the Model United Nations conference, Goldberg Germany,