As Arts & Events Coordinator at Bow Arts, I have assisted with the Nunnery Gallery exhibition and event programme for the past 2 years. I have experience in art handling and exhibition curation, often listing with technicians, archivists and visiting curators. My aim is to develop a community focussed programme to engage local people, with a priority on getting young people interested in the arts. As a Creative Producer I have collaborated with various multi-disciplinary arts organisations — including the British Council, Culture 24 and London College of Fashion — and freelance creatives to develop artistic programmes, exploring both physical and digital activity. My previous administrative experiences have seen me work with database management systems including Mailchimp, Hootsuite, Wordpress and Wix. I often assist with the development of marketing and communications campaigns, as well as project budgets and schedules, reporting information back to my seniors and stakeholders. With a background in Illustration, I am well versed in creative content production. I understand the physicality and practicality of materials, while also being highly proficient with Adobe Creative Suite. I enjoy communicating and interacting with members of the public, artists and arts professionals alike.
As Arts & Events Coordinator I provide support for Bow Arts’ Arts & Events team, coordinating organisation wide events, exhibitions and other related projects. I am the first point of call for Nunnery Gallery enquiries, including venue hire, retail and partnership opportunities.
I assisted the ELCAF team with the set-up of the venue, including signing in exhibitors and guiding them to their stalls. I briefed my team of volunteers, and oversaw the selling of tickets and merchandise, handling complaints from exhibitors and customers quickly and efficiently. I looked after the main festival space, including setting-up and facilitating workshops, talks and screenings. I welcomed visitors, promoting events and activities around the festival, communicating any alterations to the schedule clearly and effectively. At the end of the day, I guided the volunteers through the de-installation of the main space, closing the venue and making sure everything was done in time.
My role was to assist with the marketing, organisation and implementation of the Fashion Space Gallery and LCF Arts Programme. I helped maintain and develop our ongoing exhibitions programme, looking after loans, liaising with artists and developing partnerships with creative organisations such as East London Dance, the V&A, and Centre for Sustainable Fashion. I also undertook administrative duties such as managing diaries, booking spaces and monitoring budgets. On a day-to day basis I monitor the Fashion Space Gallery email accounts, acting as the first point of contact for all enquiries. I also oversee the exhibitions and events programme for our East London project space, Arcade East, where we host a variety of talks, workshops and installations as part of LCF’s summer arts programme. I have gained skills in digital management, updating and maintaining internal UAL servers, as well as external listings such as Wordpress. I also produce, source and write promotional material for different audiences, including social media. Alongside this, I provide support with exhibition logistics including the transportation of artworks, condition reports and the preparation of loaned objects for installs/de-installs.
STEP is a twelve-month paid internship programme where participants undertake two consecutive six-month internships, with two unique east London creative organisations. As an intern, you receive relevant industry training in the form of masterclasses and workshops, and a mentor for advice and support. My first placement was with Bow Arts, and my second was with London College of Fashion.
I was responsible for the day-to-day running of the Nunnery Gallery, assisting the Gallery Directors with the promotion, planning and execution of the exhibitions and events programme. On a day-to-day basis I managed a roster of 30 volunteer invigilators and monitored the Nunnery Gallery email account. I also undertook Front of House activities such as updating databases, recording visitor data, maintaining artworks and managing the gallery shop. I created promotional material for the marketing team, sourcing and writing appropriate content as required. I also supported the research and development of Bow Arts’ exhibitions and events programme, collecting, collating and proof-reading material. In addition to this, I assisted with exhibition logistics, including loans and condition reporting, working alongside artists and technicians to install/de-install exhibitions on various Bow Arts sites. I also undertook administrative duties such as mail-outs and spreadsheet work.
I assisted the 4D Projects team with the creation of Christmas displays for various high-end jewellery clients. This required a meticulous attention to detail to make sure the quality of the products were up to scratch, and consistent collaboration and discussion with the rest of the team.
I worked collaboratively with a team of interns on a live brief, allowing me to gain a clear understanding of the key roles and responsibilities within an advertising agency, whilst also getting an insight into the workings of large creative agency.
As an intern on The Martin Lewis Money Show I worked with the production designer, as well as other key team members, aiding the filming and production of the show. It showed me just how important it is to remember the minor details, which all contribute to the larger picture.
I was part of a small team that helped make guests feel welcome, whilst providing an all-round high quality cinematic experience.
I conducted various recruitment and outreach activities, supervising workshops, answering questions and articulating information regarding the University and related courses.
I received a first-class honours degree in Illustration.
After fulfilling a wide range of Art and Design related briefs, I eventually specialised in Illustration and achieved a Merit for my Foundation year.
Art (A), English Literature (A), Spanish (A), Chemistry AS Level (C)
I was shortlisted for the International Images for Science 2016, with my image featured in the catalogue as well as the exhibition itself, which is currently touring the U.K. My work was a visual depiction of Ferrofluid - a magnetic liquid that acts as a solid when in the presence of a magnetic field. It is a visualisation of intangible forces such as magnetism, and how science and art can interact.