Skye Kelly-Barrett
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Skye Kelly-Barrett

Artist Agent & Freelance CuratorLondon, United Kingdom
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Skye Kelly-Barrett

Artist Agent & Freelance CuratorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Skye Kelly-Barrett is the founder of Roar Illustration Agency and Skye Victoria Projects based in London, UK. Roar Illustration Agency Roar Illustration Agency is a unique boutique art & illustration agency representing a carefully curated selection of the most talented artists, both established and emerging, within the creative industry. Having worked as an Art Director and Curator for Skull & Heart, she came to realise that there was a space in the market for an artist agency that promoted the art and artists within the New Contemporary art field, focusing on alternative & low-brow artists, whilst also creating a safe space for artists to seek advice on their careers. Skye Victoria Projects was initiated in 2019 as an outlet to share past work, and current, future freelance work. Skye Kelly-Barrett has curated and organised group exhibitions and events throughout London, featuring the work of both upcoming and established artists, illustrators and designers. Alongside these events, Skye has independently produced and edited three books for Skull & Heart, as well as producing two screen-print art series, featuring the work of over 20 artists. Current projects: Curator for Mothership Groups in London from 2020. Skull & Heart (2013-2018) is an online gallery that produces an artist based, exclusive, and limited edition screen-print series, along side exhibitions and events. Having started as a side project to create a platform for affordable art, the company has seen great growth over the past three years, establishing itself as a source of great art, artists, and as a place to find affordable, yet beautiful artwork. If you wish to contact Skye Kelly-Barrett regarding any freelance projects please email: skyevictoriaprojects@gmail.com For all Agency projects please email: skye@roarartists.com
Projects
  • CURATED EVENT: Marylou Faure X The Book Club
    CURATED EVENT: Marylou Faure X The Book ClubThe Book Club launched it’s first exhibition of 2020 with a debut show for me as their new curator! Working under Skye Victoria Projects to produce an array of curated exhibitions and events. The first exhibition of the year is from the incredible Marylou Faure, who created a new collection of work that sits across the entire venue, using both prints and mural art to create a new and excited space. About the exhibition: Marylou Faure invites you to come and chill with her characters at The B
  • CURATED EVENT: S&H POP UP GALLERY
    CURATED EVENT: S&H POP UP GALLERYIn April of 2016, I organised, and curated a pop up gallery. I decided to take Skull & Heart from London to Brighton and set up a pop up Gallery across a two floor space in the city centre. The Gallery featured over 70 pieces of artwork from over 50 artists, and included both Skull & Heart screen print series, select pieces from the Hear Me Roar all female exhibition, and the S&H group show for Spring with 24 new, original and one off pieces.  Unlike a pop up exhibition, which is usually featur
  • SELF PUBLISHED BOOK: HEAR ME ROAR ART BOOK
    SELF PUBLISHED BOOK: HEAR ME ROAR ART BOOKThe Hear Me Roar art book is the second self published book that has I created (designed, edited and published) for Skull & Heart.  Details about the project: In the summer of 2015, Skull & Heart held a print exhibition in partnership with theprintspace in London, which championed the work of female artists in the art, illustration, graphic design and photographic industry. The exhibition featured the work of 34 artists, and comprised of 60 pieces. During the exhibition we found that a lot of pe
  • CURATED EVENT: HEAR ME ROAR - ALL FEMALE EXHIBITION
    CURATED EVENT: HEAR ME ROAR - ALL FEMALE EXHIBITIONHear Me Roar was one of the largest, and most epic projects I have organised for Skull & Heart, together with with ThePrintSpace, who provided the exhibiting space, and printing materials for the artwork, I curated a all female art, illustration, design and photographic exhibition. The exhibition featured 34 of the most talented female artists in the industry, highlighting the incredible talent of each artist, and not just focussing on them being female.  The exhibition featured over 60 pieces o
  • CURATED EVENT: S&H X BOXPARK EXHIBITION
    CURATED EVENT: S&H X BOXPARK EXHIBITIONSkull & Heart were invited to curate an exhibition in the gallery space on the upper deck at Boxpark, Shoreditch. We were also able to take on one of the shop spaces in the retail park, which allowed us to sell prints from the exhibition, as well as feature our Colour Series screen prints, and the initial prints from the newest print series, Paradise. The exhibition featured 8 pieces of artwork from the following artists: Dan Mumford, Iain Macarthur, Mr Gauky, Tim McDonagh, Will Exley, Rob Flow
  • SELF PUBLISHED BOOK: PARADISE ART BOOK
    SELF PUBLISHED BOOK: PARADISE ART BOOKThe Paradise art book is the third self published book that I created  (designed, edited and published) for Skull & Heart.  To celebrate the end of the Paradise print series, I put together an art book which featured interviews and portfolio spotlights on each of the artists that were included in the series. Artists included: Paul Jackson, David Bray, Liane Plant, Dale Sarok, Tim McDonagh, Dan Mumford, Daggers For Teeth, Sin Eater, Tara McPherson and Suzi Kemp.  The Paradise Art Book; a 74 page
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Projects credited in
  • TOM J NEWELL FOR COPPERFEAST RECORDS
    TOM J NEWELL FOR COPPERFEAST RECORDSNew work from our artist Tom J Newell who was commissioned by the awesome Copper Feast Records to create this insane face melting design that will be available to preorder as a t-shirt via Bandcamp available to on July 3rd and for the rest of that weekend ONLY!
  • Daggers For Teeth for WHO/UN Open Call to Creatives
    Daggers For Teeth for WHO/UN Open Call to CreativesWe were recently asked to get some of our artists involved with creating a piece of artwork part of the WHO/UN open brief for artists to respond to the global pandemic. We absolutely LOVE this animation by our artist Daggers For Teeth in which he champions the important PSA subject of handshakes! Feel free to share around and help #stopthespread
  • Eve Lloyd Knight for WHO/UN Open Call to Creatives
    Eve Lloyd Knight for WHO/UN Open Call to CreativesWe were recently asked to get some of our artists involved with creating a piece of artwork part of the @who open brief for artists to respond to the global pandemic and damn do we have some awesome artists doing amazing work
  • WILLIAM EXLEY FOR UNDERPINNED
    WILLIAM EXLEY FOR UNDERPINNEDNew work from our artist William Exley who worked on this amazing illustration for Underpinned entitled "Is the future of travel content “green”?" by Tahmina Begum. Click through to read the piece: https://underpinned.co/magazine/2020/04/future-travel-content-green
  • DARREN SHADDICK FOR UNDERPINNED
    DARREN SHADDICK FOR UNDERPINNEDNew work from our artist Darren Shaddick who worked on this amazing illustration for Underpinned entitled "Working alone everywhere; Perceptions of Freelancing around the World" by Tina Nielsen. Click to read the piece: https://underpinned.co/magazine/2020/03/perceptions-freelancing-around-world
  • Jess Ebsworth For OneZero (Medium)
    Jess Ebsworth For OneZero (Medium)So incredibly proud to share this insanely cool new piece from our artist Jess Ebsworth who was commissioned by OneZero to create this beauty which sits alongside their article entitled “Do Yourself a Favor and Buy That Longer Charging Cable” Click to read the article: https://onezero.medium.com/do-yourself-a-favor-and-buy-that-longer-charging-cable-12c7680418cd
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Work history
    Roar Illustration Agency logo
    Roar Illustration Agency logo
    Founder & Artist AgentRoar Illustration Agency
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    Roar Artist Agency is a unique boutique art & illustration agency representing a carefully curated selection of the most talented artists, both established and emerging, within the creative industry.
    Skye Victoria Projects logo
    Skye Victoria Projects logo
    FounderSkye Victoria Projects
     - London, United KingdomFreelance
    Online Gallery who produces a screen print series, sells artwork and promotes artwork through exhibitions and events.
Skills
  • Art Curation
  • Art Exhibitions
  • Project Managemant
  • Social Meda
  • Art Sales
  • Wholesale Sales
  • Art Book
  • Art Direction
  • Content Websites
  • Artist Agent
Education
    University of Westminster logo
    University of Westminster logo
    Visual Culture and Museum Studies MAUniversity of Westminster
     - London, United Kingdom
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    History of Art, Design and Film BA (Hons).Kingston University
     - Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom