Access Gallery

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Access Gallery opening for SWARM. Courtesy of Access Gallery. Photograph by Emma Metcalfe Hurst.

2015-2016 – Curatorial Assistant, Access Gallery

  • Worked closely with Kimberly Phillips, former Director/Curator at Access Gallery to develop and execute curatorial projects, public programming, publications, and Access Gallery’s inaugural travelling artist residency T​wenty-Three​ D​ays at Sea, on a container/cargo ship.
  • Hosted exhibition tours and assisted with more than 8 public events.
  • Conducted studio visits with artists.
  • Assisted with grant writing, reports, and budget management.
  • Performed daily administration and docent tasks including: opening/closing gallery, email correspondence, greeting visitors, conducting sales of gallery merchandise.
  • Installed 5 exhibitions.
  • Generated promotional materials and managed gallery social media platforms.
  • Managed gallery website and content. Assisted with the development of a new gallery website.
  • Supervised gallery interns and developed work plans and projects.
  • Coordinated Access Gallery’s 2015 Lottery Calendar Fundraiser and fundraiser event ​A Vibrant Assemblage,​ which included more than 50 artists.
  • Assisted with administration, development, production, and launch of ​Twenty-Three Days at Sea​ Kickstarter fundraiser campaign​ which raised over $12,700.
  • Performed coordination for​ Twenty-Three Days at Sea ​artist residency open call which received over 1000 applications, internationally. Participated on the Artist Residency Selection Committee for the inaugural year.
  • Developed professional relationships with local/emerging artists, gallery board, students, gallery supporters, and

2014 – Archives Intern, Access Gallery

  • Researched local artist-run-centre archives practices.
  • Developed workflows and spreadsheets for managing gallery records, as well as a descriptive template for Access Gallery’s archives.
  • Organized and catalogued Access Gallery’s physical administrative and exhibition records from 1991-2014,
    including: publications, printed matter, realia, and exhibition documentation (slides, printed photos, digital files).
  • Labeled and transferred 25 binders of archival materials into proper archival-grade storage for preservation and
  • Digitized textual documents and slide negatives and uploaded to the gallery’s website.