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  • Visual Arts
  • Writing
  • Galleries
  • Art
  • Exhibitions
  • Blogging
  • Research
  • Proofreading
  • Curating
  • Social Meda
  • Invigilating
  • Contemporary art
  • Archives
  • History of art
  • Art Handling

Work history


Visitor Services

Royal Academy of Arts

Jan 2015
  • - Providing a friendly welcome, helping visitors to discover the RA exhibitions, events & activities. - Managing queues and giving directions, helping visitors with access requirements. - Responding to queries and providing general information about the gallery, its cafes and shops. - Help promote the guided tours and gallery talks.


Onsite Fair Assistant

The Other Art Fair

Sep 2014 - Sep 2014
  • - Assisting the artists with their stands throughout the duration of the fair. - Dealing with the guest list and completing data capture on front desk. - Assisting with the set up and take down of artist stands.


Casual Gallery Invigilator

David Roberts Art Foundation

Sep 2014 - Sep 2014
  • - Assisting with An Evening of Performances at DRAF during Frieze Week. - Invigilating the gallery to ensure that the artworks are secure at all times during in-space events. - Providing visitors with useful information about the current exhibition display.


Project Coordinator of NOTB Exhibition Display

Lunds Konsthall

Apr 2014 - Apr 2014
  • - Coordinated the supply of archival material for the exhibition display in Lunds Konsthall. - Collated and prepared documents originally from Goshka Macuga’s Nature of the Beast Exhibition. - Working in Whitechapel Gallery’s Archive to copy original documents ready for display. - Working from London to print and order digital documents, in addition to the exhibition brief. - Arranging the delivery of materials to the curator in Lund prior to exhibition installation.


Archive Exhibitions Placemet

Whitechapel Gallery

Mar 2014 - Jul 2014
  • - Working with the Archive Curator in the research, organisation and planning of exhibitions. - Working alongside the Archivist in the daily running of the gallery archive and reading room. - Dealing with archive requests and working with academic researchers on a daily basis. - Proof reading and editing of interview transcripts for exhibition display material. - Handling and management of archive material for guest researchers and curators. - Writing a series of texts for archive and exhibition purposes including a text for the website. - Dealing with copyright permissions for press and publication purposes. - Completing exhibition forms such as loan requests, facilities reports and budgeting documents. - Brainstorming exhibition proposals and helping with future programming presentations. - Contributed specifically to the organisation of Sculptors’ Papers from the Henry Moore Institute Archive Exhibition (September 2014 to February 2015, Pat Matthews Gallery).



Bold Tendencies

Jul 2013 - Aug 2013
  • - Volunteering within a public arts organisation whose aim is to expose art to wider audiences. - Point of information at the reception desk; dealing with enquiries from the public. - Surveying the audience, ticketing, collecting donations, stewarding and invigilation.


Gallery Assistant

TAG Fine Arts

Jun 2013 - Nov 2013
  • - Working with the director and gallery manager in the organisation and delivery of exhibitions. - Writing, publishing and delivering the fortnightly newsletter, blog posts and facebook updates. - Invoicing, packaging and sending artworks and prints to gallery clientele. - Installation preparation, gallery presentation and client-buyer dialogue during art fairs. - General gallery tasks: invigilation, front of house, artist and public communications. - Proof reading and editing of press releases, image and press research and website upkeep. - Completing national and international art fair applications.


Freelance Curator

Rich Mix Cultural Foundation

Mar 2013 - Jun 2013
  • - Working as a freelance curator on a solo exhibition which displayed the art of Polaroid. - The exhibition was co-curated by myself and another curator over a period of two months. - The display exhibited a range of original Polaroids by London-based artist Cyrus Mahboubian. - Polaroids sent to us by the public via Open Call were also exhibited through a projected display. - The public programme and publications were produced and managed by the curators. - The display was supported by The Impossible Project, Diversity Arts Forum and First Thursdays.


Assistant Curator

Eleven Spitalfileds

Aug 2010 - Dec 2010
  • - Monthly installation and deinstallation of the exhibition space. - Editorial and publication work including publishing online press releases and exhibition updates. - Press and image research relating to the development of the exhibition programme. - Artist, curator, public and press communications and correspondence. - Website updates and maintenance, and general public relations upkeep. - Organisational duties including administrative support, invoicing, postage and invigilation.


Assistant to Professional Photographer

Florence Morris Photography

Jun 2008 - Aug 2008
  • - Working closely with the photographer on all aspects of image production. - Photo-shoot assistance including the setup of studio, lighting and test shots.



Modern Art History

Central Saint Martin

Jan 2015 - Feb 2015
  • Modern Art History, Art Theory, Art History, Impressionism, Cubism, Modernism


Curating the Contemporary

London Metropolitan University The SIR John Cass Faculty of Architecture and Design

Aug 2012 - Jul 2014
  • Curating Contemporary Art, Exhibition History, Art Theory, Art Writing, Exhibition Making


BA History (hons

Queen Mary University of London

Aug 2009 - Jun 2012
  • History, History of Art, Architecture and Film