Venetia Byles


  • LocationNewcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

About me


Cultural enthusiast, ardent arts admirer, fashion fanatic History graduate. I am passionate about art and culture. I love how good art presents you with a wonderful paradox, leaving you to ponder ‘how in the world could this have been made? How in the world could it not have been?’ Art is wonderful in its ability to challenge, teach and redefine. I wholly want to work within the arts world. My passion for art was first exposed when I began my History Dissertation, ‘The Oriental Woman within the Occidental Imagination.’ In this study I delighted in researching and dissecting poetry, art, literature and theatrical performances such as David Henry Hwang’s ‘M. Butterfly.’ Since completing my studies I have done everything possible to expose myself to London’s vibrating culture. I frequently attend exhibitions such as Jon Rafman at the Zabludowicz Collection and ‘Champaign Life’ at the Saatchi Gallery. I am entranced by performances such as ‘Conceal/Reveal’ at Saddlers Wells and ‘Lysistrata: The Sex Strike’ at the Almeida theatre. I have work experience in a number of industries including: Social Media, Marketing, Public Relations, Journalism, Events Management, Waitressing and Bar Management.



  • Fashion
  • Events
  • Marketing PR
  • Visual Arts
  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Promotions
  • Customer Services
  • Creative
  • Problem Solving
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Proofreading
  • Powerpoint
  • Word
  • Social Media

Work history


PR & Communications

Artrooms 2016

Jan 2016
  • ARTROOMS is the largest Art Fair in the UK. It showcases the work of over eighty awe-inspiring artists from all over the world. Her 2016 edition was a cultural construct of every type of art imaginable. My function within the ARTROOMS team was primarily PR & Communications. I was placed in charge of arranging all the Press Conferences, conferring with the Press and writing all the Press Releases. Beyond those responsibilities I compiled spreadsheets, posted to their social media, gathered information, conferred with artists and was actively involved in setting up the fair. ARTROOMS 2016 has been a remarkable journey. It has enhanced my old skills and endowed me with new skills. My inter-personal skills have been elevated.


Cultural Contributor


Aug 2015
  • I am currently a Cultural Contributor for the online arts platform, ArtVersed. ArtVersed seeks to celebrate contemporary culture, from theatrical performance, to music, to individual artists. I write original, interesting articles. This role requires a tremendous amount of self-motivation, time-management and passion. It has successfully transformed me into a cultural enthusiast.




Jun 2015
  • I am a supervisor for the Crown Pub, which is located in Angel, Islington. This position demands strong inter-personal skills and the ability to think, and respond on your feet. I manage and train our staff and ensure that customer satisfaction is maintained. I am also involved in the administration for the pub. This job has taught me how remain calm in highly stressful situations. I have also learned how to empathise with, and take care of my staff.


Duty Manager

White Space

Aug 2015 - Dec 2015
  • I was a part-time Duty Manager for White Space. This unique venue is used by well-known brands including Benefit and Radley London. The role of Duty Manager is crucial to the success of these events. I was responsible for ensuring that the event ran smoothly, resolving any issues and ensuring that our customers enjoyed the best experience possible.


Social Media Liaison & Front of House Member

The Naked Deli

May 2014 - Aug 2015
  • Between June of 2014 and May of 2015 I worked full time for The Naked Deli in Newcastle. I effectively balanced this job with my final year of studies at Newcastle University. The Naked Deli originally hired me as a waitress. Later, I acquired the position of ‘Social Media and Marketing Liaison.’ I managed all of the Social Media for their business including their Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. I instructed their off-sight Marketing Team and resolved issues between them and my employers. I was also delegated the job of finding all the information for their website, writing the text for it and editing its design.



BA(Hons) History

Newcastle University

Feb 2016 - Feb 2016
  • I am a recent history graduate from Newcastle University. I graduated with the award of a 2:1. A History degree endows its students with strong IT, teamwork, attention to detail, proofreading, research, organisation, administration, presentation and problem solving skills. To be successful you must be a self-motivated individual who has time management skills. I specialised in Orientalism, Feminism and Culture. My extended project, for which I was awarded First Class Honours, was titled 'The Oriental Woman within the Occidental Imagination.' In it i dissected poetry, art, literature, plays and travel accounts.


A-levels: History, English Literature, Geography

Clifton College

Feb 2016 - Feb 2016
  • Art A-Level: B History A-Level: A Geography A-Level: A English A-Level: A



Tanglin Trust School

Feb 2016 - Feb 2016
  • 12 GCSE’s – All A* to B



Extended Study: 'The Oriental Woman within the Occidental Imagination'

  • Grade Achieved: First Class Honours


Press Release: ARTROOMS Unfurls her Wings

  • ARTROOMS 2016 January 29th, 2016


Journalistic Article: Interviewing Innovative Oli Fowler

  • ArtVersed 2016 November 20th, 2015


Selection of Social Media Work:

  • The Naked Deli 2014 to 2015


Press Release: 'Refuge' An Exhibition to be experienced

  • ARTROOMS 2016 January 10th, 2016


Press Release: ARTROOMS 2016 Seizes the Streets

  • ARTROOMS 2016 January 20th, 2016