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I am a recent ‘Fine Art: Critical Practice’ graduate with a high 2:1 honours degree from the University of Brighton. My ideal profession is to sell, write about and curate art in the commercial art world. I enjoy all aspects of producing exhibitions, from developing a concept, researching the subject, arranging private views, entertaining buyers, curating and caring for the artworks. My ambition to work in the commercial art world was fuelled by my studies of the art market at university; I would absolutely love the chance to play a key role in the sale of artworks and liaise with exciting clientele. I crave a role that allows me to be a point of communication, where I can correspond with lots of new and interesting people. I have worked in the marketing and press departments for several exhibitions and greatly appreciated the opportunity to publish press releases. I am dedicated to thoroughly researching my projects, having worked as a writer, editor and archivist previously; I would jump at the opportunity to work like this again. I have been longing for the chance to work under managers and specialists in order that I can gain experience from professionals in the field; the chance to do this in a gallery would be absolutely invaluable to me.
* Chief liaison and deputy manager of project. * Building successful working relationship between the client, the commissioner and archive crew. (Have been offered a commission to commence a new project in Brussels for same client) * Selecting, curating, presenting and documenting artworks. * Information gathering via emailing, phone conversations and extensive library/internet research. * Writing entire content of the online archive, from biography to descriptions of artworks. * Giving presentation about the web archive in a lecture theatre.
* Chief liaison between head curator, organiser and archive crew for organisation of publication, private view and exhibition. * Press assistant, contributions to press release and other written documents. * Publication assistant, gathering texts from writers submitting to publication, assessing and proof reading their work, analysing what was needed from me and writing my own creative content for publication. * Organising the preparation and presentation of artworks to a tight schedule. * Exhibiting the archive – introductory speech at venue and then discussions with public.
* Arranging transport for artworks. * Co-curating exhibition and setting up venue. * Sales discussions with potential buyers and commissioners, being in the space to receive guests. * Head of marketing and press, working effectively in a team to produce press campaign. Including organising events to expand our budget and promote the show, i.e music night.
* In-depth product and market research in order to develop sales pitch, persuade buyers and compose new product ideas. * Developing persuasive and knowledgeable scripts and memorising them. * Administration roles such as producing market and profit research reports, analysing sales patterns and archiving information. * Liaising with graphic and web designers about company aesthetics. * Content writing for website, using own factual research gathered. * Persuasive letter writing to editors and buyers (including Tatler, Harpers Bazaar, Home and Garden, Elle.) * Running marketing campaigns through social media and emailing.
* Product and market research in order to find suitable marketing strategies. * Press and social media campaign. * Contacting buyers and arranging meetings for sales pitch.
I achieved a high 2:1 in my degree at Brighton which saw me studying art, the art market, art history, art theory and philosophy under the umbrella of critical practice. I undertook a residency in Travel Writing and published a travelogue. I was Co-head of the curatorial and press teams for three exhibitions. I was also employed by several professors during university and after as a writer, editor, curator and archivist.
University of Nagoya in Japan awarded our year with an Honourable Mention for our collaborative degree show, which saw the fifteen of us come together to make one project, rather than individual artworks, as a form of institutional critique.