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  • LevelSenior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsProduction & Project Manager


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About me

I joined Candlestar Ltd in 2008 after graduating from the Courtauld Institute of Art with a BA in History of Art. Since working at Candlestar, I have managed a range of arts and education projects including the establishment of the Condé Nast College of Fashion and Design, the curation and production of the Sony World Photography Award Exhibition and was involved in the development and production of Photo London, the inaugural edition of which was at Somerset House in May this year. The single largest takeover of Somerset House, the fair included over 80 international exhibitors and a comprehensive public programme including 5 public exhibitions and installations. I am Project Manager for the Prix Pictet, the world’s leading prize on photography and sustainability, which plays to an audience of millions via exhibitions and press coverage. The prize is now in its sixth edition and I am responsible for administrating the competition and coordinating the global exhibition tour – to date there have been over 70 exhibitions in museums, galleries and institutions in 35 cities around the world. For each edition a book is published


  • Editing
  • Museums
  • Art
  • Photography
  • Public Relations
  • Social Media
  • Digital Photography

Work history


Senior Project Manager & Prix Pictet Project Manager


Jan 2011
  • Achievements: • Managing Prix Pictet photography prize, with an award of 100,000 CHF, an international network of 260 nominators and over 2000 nominations over 5 cycles • Coordinating global exhibition tour with 69 exhibitions in 35 cities from 2008 - 2014 • Producing the Prix Pictet Finalists’ Exhibition and Award Ceremony at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, which saw 17,990 visitors in under 4 weeks • Overseeing company expansion and move to Somerset House • Participation in the production of 6 books with teNeues, distributed globally Responsibilities: • Managing team of 5 and external consultants, mentoring Project Co-ordinator, coordinating internship scheme and participating in recruitment process • Coordinating network of nominators and building relationship with nominated artists • Managing global exhibition tour, securing loans, liaising with shippers and venues, implementing insurance, overseeing production of exhibition collateral and related events • First point of contact with artists, studio assistants, private collectors and galleries • Overseeing project collaborators, partners, designers, suppliers and venues to deliver content to schedule • Developing strategic approaches to new projects, drafting proposals for new business


Production Assistant


Jan 2010 - Jan 2011
  • Co-ordinating with designers and suppliers for exhibitions and events • Monitoring competition process and updating Arts Manager and Directors • Assisting with exhibition planning and installation in the UK and worldwide as required • Establishing social media outlets for projects • Coordinating book production, mediating between publishing house, editors and designers


Art Curatorial Assistant

Worthing Museum and Art Gallery

May 2006 - Sep 2007
  • A part-time voluntary position working with the Fine Art and Exhibitions Curator responding to general enquiries, cataloguing collection, researching provenance and preparing exhibition texts.