A first class Photographic Arts graduate from the University of Westminster. Currently based in London, working in the Corporate Partnerships team at Tate.
At Tate, I support in the management and benefit delivery for corporate partners of exhibitions, additional programmes and projects, ensuring that both the expectations of the client and the objectives of Tate are consistently met. This requires planning and managing a range of corporate partner benefits such as employee engagement activity, workshops, tours and talks, as well as liaising with a range of teams and individuals at Tate at varying levels to report on, update and progress projects.
I managed the day to day output of a creative studio, delivering to tight deadlines whilst coordinating and coherently communicating creative guidelines, briefs and feedback to/from clients. This role provided me with a strong understanding of traditional and digital marketing, as well as PR and communications experience. This role saw me travel globally (France and Japan) acting as a Producer on behalf of the company, as well as requiring me to maintain and build professional relationships with clients at the highest seniority.
This voluntary role involved travelling around schools within the town of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, teaching children (aged 11-13 years) how to use cameras in order to express their creativity, communicate with one another and successfully work in a team. I was required to plan, organise and prepare lessons alongside a fellow volunteer in order to keep the children engaged and interested. An unforgettable experience that helped me to grow as a leader and a teacher.
My current intern role at Photoworks requires me to work conscientiously in assisting with admin, editorial and curatorial tasks involving the production, management, researching and fundraising of upcoming artistic projects - ranging from supporting educational events, exhibition openings, artist commissions or working on material for the printed Photoworks annual.
In April 2017, I gave an artist talk for Brighton-based photography organisation, Miniclick. As well as discussing my own photographic practice during my presentation, this event was the launch of self-published publication, 'Photography &'. Other artists that spoke at the event were James William Murray and Livia Smith (fellow co-founder of 'Photography &').
A creative organisation and print publication exploring the ever-expanding field of photography - currently stocked in Camden Arts Centre, the ICA and online. Co-founded by myself and fellow University of Westminster graduate, Livia Smith. Roles were shared throughout production and involved us each working as an editor, designer, curator and publisher. We were required to communicate and collaborate with the featured artists, write interesting pieces of text and work towards a print deadline in order to have the publication printed in time for the launch of issue 1, which took place at a Miniclick event in Brighton where we gave a presentation. The name 'Photography &' came about as we wanted to focus on photography’s inclusive position within the current field of visual arts, allowing the theme of each issue to focus on a different aspect of art/culture/media etc... Issue 1 was titled 'Photography & Sculpture' and featured a range of dynamic artists such as Jack Carvosso, Alessandra Mureddu, Alexandra Lethbridge, Tom Heatley and James William Murray.
At Black Dog, I worked alongside the editorial team, helping with general tasks where necessary. This involved databasing, proofing, liaising with the designers, picture researching, copyediting and transcribing art lectures for upcoming book, 'Art in General'. I was also responsible for the design and production of the new company website which is now live.
I have worked at Photo London, the UKs leading photography fair produced by Candlestar, for the last two years. Being the Public Programme Assistant involved working in a small team to support the Public Programme Curator, ensuring the smooth event coordination during the week of Photo London in May. A very rewarding and exciting role that required strong initiative and independent working due to the tight schedule and fast-paced working environment. Some duties included guest list management, artist liaison, advising the Public Programme Curator, managing a sub-team of videographers/technicians and generally assisting the Candlestar team at Somerset House by helping in galleries, dealing with press and greeting/directing the general public.
This role required the efficient processing of images using Adobe programmes to meet tight client deadlines. Additionally, I was in charge of the social media accounts (Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn) during my time at ehouse - this involved writing and queuing relevant posts to gain public interest in order to attract possible prospective clients. This role significantly enhanced my knowledge and speed of using Photoshop and Lightroom, as well as giving me the opportunity to work within a fast-paced, professional and creative environment for a prolonged period of time.
This involved working alongside the photography collective, Blind Field, run by photographic artist Joan Alexander. I was required to help install and invigilate the exhibition which was based at Phoenix Gallery as part of the Brighton Photo Fringe in October 2012.
I have collaborated with fashion designer, Rebecca Cluett, on a number of occasions to direct, shoot and process images for look-books/campaigns for her hosiery company, 'hose.'. The pre-shoot art direction involved us working together to plan and visualise the styling/aesthetic of the images - for this, we conducted extensive creative research and prepared mood-boards.