Vice Chancellor’s Commendation
I am a curator and art historian with an interest in how audiences interpret thematic exhibitions. During my BA and MA I have developed skills in research with a broad knowledge of art history and contemporary art. I have gained experience in project management (curating artworks, managing artists), exhibition communication (physical and online) and exhibition materials. In addition, I have been involved in collections management, art handling and installing exhibitions.
I have created and managed four exhibitions:
- – ‘Mothers and Daughters’, a feminist exhibition on the relationship between artworks from the feminist 2nd and 3rd wave.
- – ‘Le Degoutant Project’, an experimental project working on “disgusting artworks” which aimed to cause a visceral reaction between artworks and audience.
– ‘House of Wonder’, a cabinet of curiosity style exhibition.
- – ‘Writure: Finding Back Unity’, an exhibition exploring the relationship between art and writing. The project was created using a digital exhibition design platform to produce a curated narrative of artworks that unites both writing and images.
I have previously worked on exhibitions as a curator intern at the Foundation for Art and Creative Technologies (Liverpool, 2017) and at the Sainsbury Centre for Visuals Arts (Norwich, 2019).
Delivering curated exhibitions during the 2020 pandemic has helped me to demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems. I have had to call upon my decision-making abilities in complex and unpredictable situations, but the independence and confidence I have gained will help me to grow as a curator. I’m now prepared to develop my curatorial career. I aim to use my project management skills, artist management and digital skills within gallery settings.