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Shóna Slemon

MA in Cultural Policy and Arts Management student

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationDublin, Ireland
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  • ProfessionsArt Department Assistant - Assistant Curator - Visual Artist


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About me

Experienced gallery assistant with demonstrated history of working in the contemporary and fine art industry. Skilled in organisation, exhibition coordination, curating, interpersonal relations, cataloguing, database management, strategic planning, financial reporting as well as Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft Office. My time on the Master of Arts (MA) programme in Cultural Policy and Arts Administration from University College Dublin is coming to a close and I am eager to put into practice the skills I have developed and refined on this course. I have a strong academic background and ambitions to progress my career in arts management. My enthusiasm to learn and good work ethic will lead me to do a great job at any given opportunity.


  • Cataloging
  • People Managament
  • Strategic Planning
  • Risk Management
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Business Acumen
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Curatorial
  • Leadership
  • Database Management

Work history


Art Department Assistant

The Origin Fine Art Gallery

Sep 2016
  • Fitzwilliam Street Upper, Dublin, Ireland
  • Internship
  • Working closely with Director of the Gallery Noelle Campbell Sharp, I am learning a great deal about the practise, marketing and sale of contemporary fine art. I am expanding my skills in arts management and business development through regular exhibitions and fundraising events. My responsibilities include cataloguing, administration, assisting in the development and funding aspect of the gallery, database management, artist and buyer liaison and handling of art sales.


Art Department Assistant

Royal Hibernian Academy

Apr 2017 - Jun 2017
  • Ely Pl, Dublin, Ireland
  • Internship
  • As curatorial assistant, I will be assisting in the management and production of Ireland's largest open submission. From this I develop a deeper understanding into the dynamics of a exhibition-making in a contemporary art gallery. My responsibilities will include administration, cataloguing, logistics, exhibition and event management.


Event Producer

Makeshift Ensemble

Jun 2016 - Oct 2016
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Freelance
  • Makeshift Ensemble is a theatre company and I worked with them for the duration of 'Utopia' which was performed at the Tiger Dublin Fringe. I was responsible for the overall budget and managerial functions of production and scheduling. I collaborated with the creative team in the development of strategic marketing campaigns and in planning a production timeline to ensure a successful opening and run.


Visual Artist

Sample Studios

Jan 2010 - Aug 2016
  • Ireland
  • Full Time
  • I am a visual artist originally from Galway, my practise comprises of printmaking, painting, installation and video. I spent time practising in Cork as a member of Sample Studios and Cork Printmakers. I have exhibited nationally and internationally.



MA Cultural Policy and Arts Management

University College Dublin

Sep 2016
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • This program is deepening my understanding of management in the cultural sector, art law, financial planning and public policy as it relates to art and culture. I have gained a strong understanding of organisational strategy and people management. My internship at The Origin has allowed me to put these skills in to practise and soon I shall begin an internship at the Royal Hibernian Academy as a requirement of my course where I will apply these skills in a contemporary art gallery environment.


BA Fine Art in Printmaking and Contemporary Practise

Limerick School of Art and Design

Sep 2011 - Nov 2015
  • Limerick, Ireland
  • Here I specialised in contemporary printmaking practises and theory. I graduated with a First Class Honours (1.1) and upon graduation, I was awarded Cork Printmaker's Bursary for 'Excellence Shown on Fine Art BA'. Parallel to my artistic practise, I took modules in contextual theory of visual contemporary culture. I developed an aptitude for critical thought and independent research skills. I exhibited in a produced many exhibitions, sparking my passion for arts management.



Excellence Shown on Fine Art BA

Limerick School of Art and Design

  • Cork Printmaker's awarded bursary and six-month residency.


Morgan Doyle's Award for Excellence in Printmaking

Limerick School of Art and Design