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Sam Walker

Artist, Curator and educator

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  • LevelSenior
  • LocationPortsmouth, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsVisual Artist - Curator - Picture Editor

About me

Pro-active individual, excellent team player, researcher, practitioner, creative thinker, works efficiently to deadline, highly literate and confident communicator. Experience in the arts and media industries

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Skills

  • Fine Art
  • Print Media
  • Art Curation
  • Higher Education
  • Films
  • Gallery Director
  • Academic Research
  • Popular Culture
  • Public Speaking
  • Article Writing

Work history

Currently

Tutor

Central St Martins, UAL

May 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • freelance role as guest support tutor on an illustration short course. Participating in group crits with both beginners and established artists who want to diversify their skill set.

2015

Gallery Director

CHART gallery

Oct 2013 - Apr 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • In charge of a vibrant gallery in the heart of Chelsea until re-development of the building occurred. Curation of shows providing established and emerging artists a platform for their work. Responsible for sales, P.R., social media, planning and hosting of events and art-handling. Shows included 'Disclosure: The Covert World Of The Artist Assistant'​ involving Turner Nominee Simon Patterson's '10 Commandments for the artist assistant' written especially for the show. Show programmes included artist Q&As, lectures and guest talks included the controversial politician George Galloway.

2012

Creative Reseatcher

Trevor Myles Studio

Mar 2012 - Oct 2012
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Working with an established designer, I was invited to collaborate on a project involving the British Museum, using my creative vision to research the prestigious archive finding imagery and objects that would translate into a successful line of fashion merchandise for high-end stores, raising the profile and brand awareness of this global institution. Key Responsibilities included sourcing imagery from the British Library archive, overseeing the design process of accessories within the current market, liaising with factories in Europe and Asia on quality control of sample production.

2011

Artist In Residence

Epsom College

Sep 2009 - Jul 2011
  • Epsom, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Achievements: Trebling of student numbers to GCSE uptake, assisting sixth form pupils gaining places at high profile institutions, the creation of ambitious workshops to generate student interest, challenging misconceptions of contemporary art, positive engagement of all individuals regardless of ability, delivery of a school-wide artist profile. Appointed for a year, expanded to two years and living and working on-site, I maintained a transparent studio practice for staff and pupils (13-18) and devised a series of lectures about art and my practice. During my tenure, art became the most popular subject in the school's history.

2003

Picture Editor

Sam Walker

Oct 1998 - Sep 2003
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Achievements: driving magazine and newspaper sales with high impact cover photography and generating content, an organised and calm approach in a highly pressurised environment, smooth running of departmental picture desks, managing tight deadlines and budgets, booking models, photographers, studios and props, receiving and handling of hard copy photography, negotiation of fees, rights, usage and syndication for editorial, advertorial and commemorative issues, the fostering of sound working relationships with both teams and individuals, I was regularly booked by leading national titles including Hello! Magazine, GQ, The Times, Empire, Daily Mail.

Education

2011

Postgraduate Fine Art (with teaching and learning in H.E. PGcert)

Kingston University

Sep 2011 - Oct 2011
  • Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
  • Distinction