Phoebe Bradford

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

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Skills

 

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

Work history

Currently

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.

2014

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.

2014

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.

2014

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).

2014

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.

2013

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.

2013

Volunteer

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.

2013

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.

2010

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.

2008

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.

Education

2015

Modern Art History

Central Saint Martin

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

2014

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

2012

BA History (hons

Queen Mary University of London

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