Surya Varma Mehta
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Surya Varma Mehta

Media and Digital Content Coordinator at Arcadia SpectacularBristol, United Kingdom
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Surya Varma Mehta

Media and Digital Content Coordinator at Arcadia SpectacularBristol, United Kingdom
About me
I am a driven and enthusiastic team player who has worked at various artistic organisations in the UK. I currently work for Arcadia Spectacular, where I have gained digital skills such as CMS and Indesign. I have also expanded my practical knowledge of events management by working at their media office at Glastonbury festival. In conjunction to my Masters in Curating I was also a curatorial trainee at In Between Time festival. I have gained experience in project and events management by curating photography exhibitions. I have strong communication skills and I work well under pressure to meet deadlines. I have an eye for detail and make sure projects are delivered to a high standard.
Projects
  • The Democratic Set
    The Democratic SetIn August 2018, In Between Time produced The Democratic Set with Australia’s Back to Back Theatre. Inviting a cast of extraordinary Bristolians to bring themselves, a simple idea and whatever props they needed. One hundred short performances later this film can now be revealed – the story of a city told through its people. An elderly couple dressed as Laurel and Hardy; a new born; five women leaping about on rebound boots; a man demanding to be seen as himself not as his disability.
  • We Are Warriors- Sound and light installation by Helen Cole
    We Are Warriors- Sound and light installation by Helen ColeWe Are Warriors is a sound and light installation created by IBT's Artistic Director Helen Cole with over 100 women and girls from Bristol. In Autumn 2018, 120 women and girls aged 8 to 85 from across Bristol raised their voices in tribute to those who have gone before them and called out to empower future generations in the fight for gender equality. This installation took place at Arnolfini in Bristol. I assisted the public in making the lights to then take up and place them in the dark studi
  • Raw Souls photography exhibition
    Raw Souls photography exhibitionThis exhibition explored the social portraiture of youth culture in spontaneous situations through photography, it displayed young adults growing up and exploring the world through nightlife, love and relationships.
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Work history
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    Media and Digital Content CoordinatorArcadia Spectacular
    Bristol, United KingdomFreelance
    Worked at the Media office at Glastonbury festival. Responsible for organising the Stage Live Schedule with stage managers and production team. Point of contact with the press, artist managers and photographers Assisted Bookings and Development team to research artists for future events and festivals. I have also assisted with the curation of the website gallery and selected images to send to the press. Learning basic CMS skills and liaised with creative agencies to improve and update website. Also managing their social media platforms with the communications executive. Recently started using Indesign to design decks for future event proposals.
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    Light Maker for sound and light installationArtistic Director Helen Cole
    16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA, UKFreelance
    Assisting Artistic Director and Curator Helen Cole in her latest sound and light installation 'We Are Warriors' making lights with the public and placing them in the installation.
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Skills
  • Photography
  • Digital Photograhy
  • Foreign Languages
  • Project Management
  • Creative Network
  • Media Communication
  • Visual Communication
  • Digital Production
  • Curation
  • Social Media Marketing
Education
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    MA CuratingUWE Bristol
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Modules: Curatorial Histories Developing Practices and Audiences Curatorial Practices Final Project Dissertation
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    BA (Hons) Media Cultural StudiesUWE Bristol
     - Bristol, United Kingdom
    Third year modules: Music, Youth, Culture and Consumption (30 credits) Dissertation (30 credits) Photography and Visual Culture (30 credits) Games, Simulation and Media (30 credits) Second year modules: Mediated Lives Creative Cultural Research Photo Media Video Media First year modules: The City, Modernity and Network Culture Contemporary Digital Practice Experience and Identity
Awards
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    Women in Digital- Creative and Digital Mediaboomsatsuma
    Building practical skills in digital media: graphic design, logo making/ branding, photography and typography using the adobe suite (Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign).
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    Vice Chancellors 2020 ScholarshipUniversity of the West of England
    Awarded Vice Chancellors 2020 scholarship for Masters degree.