I have worked in the arts for over ten years now in a variety roles from a Stand Up Comedian to an Art Handler. To date nobody has dropped a piano on me, though someone did once drop a spirit level on my head while I was holding a painting, both the painting and I survived. My outstanding interpersonal and communication skills make me an excellent hostess and natural sales person. I have a passion for curating and community engagement and am happiest when I am combining the two.
Oct 16 – Present: Business Owner, The Life Doula
Mar 08 – Present: Freelance Curator/Artist/Writer/Performer and Community Worker.
My main projects have included –
- Open House Exhibitions
- Olive Branch Community Cafe
- Independent School of Art
- Falmouth Wharves Community
These projects have been self lead and work in conjunction with the community. I have conceptualised and funded all of the above projects through fundraising and grant applications. As a result of this I have excellent project management skills.
Sep 16 – Oct 16, Course Coach: Getsmarter, Cape Town, SA
Jul 15 – Sept 16, Coach Curator: Cape Town ILS Center, Cape Town, SA
Mar 15 – Sep 15, Acting Manager: Indegenious, The Watershed, Cape Town, SA
Mar 09 – Aug 09, Producer & Presenter: The Source fm, Falmouth, Cornwall, UK
Mar 07 – Mar 08, Manager: Troubador Studios, Falmouth Wharves, Falmouth, UK
Jul 06 – Mar 08, Acting Manager: Castle Galleries Guildford, Guildford, Surrey, UK
May 05 – Jul 06, Art Handler/Administrator: Constantine Ltd, Scotland, UK
Apr 05 – May 05, Volunteer: Tate St Ives, Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall, UK
Jul 04 – Oct 04, Gallery Assistant/Guide: The Hill House, Helensburgh, Scotland, UK
Jan 03 – Jun 05, Volunteer: Falmouth Art Gallery, The Moor, Falmouth, Cornwall, UK
Other Work Experience
- 8 Years experience in the hospitality industry as: Waitress, Bar Person, Assitant Manager.
- Sailed over 10,000 miles in a variety of sailing vessels and spent a year living aboard and fixing my own yacht.
Windows & Mac Literate, Social Media, Project Management, Word, Sales, Volunteer & Staff Management, Excel, Film and Sound Editing, Budget, Powerpoint, Media Relations, Fundraising, Google Drive, Sourcing Art & Artists, Administration
2016 International Coach Federation Master Coach, Inner Life Skills, SA
2016 International Coach Federation Life Coach, Inner Life Skills, SA
2011 National Certificate: Community Development, Truro & Penwith College
2006 B.A. Honours: History of Modern Art & Design, Falmouth College of Arts
2006 Honours Dissertation: The Unsaid in Scottish Art, Falmouth College of Art
2005 Erasmus Exchange: Art Restoration and Conservation, George Enescu University
1998 A Level: Art & Craft, Reid Kerr College
1997 Higher Grade: Geography, St Columba’s High School
1996 Standard Grades: Art & Design, Biology, Chemistry, English, French, Geography, Home Economics & Maths, St Columba’s High School
Sailing, swimming, rowing, walking, reading, drawing, photography and conservation work.