The year, started off difficult, but after having my portfolio and CV critiqued by friends and potential industry people, I had more success in gaining responses from creative companies. I started by applying mainly at artist and fine art studios. Most were willing to offer internships but ended up being very short workshops. In the beginning term, I curated an exhibition with Omar Hernandez, in relation to the Archives 10th anniversary of Kubrick’s -Space Odyssey. It was very challenging, which I liked as I was continuously occupied and always had something to do, someone to pester - there was never a quiet moment. Normally, I am in the perspective of the contributing artist but now, having an all rounded approach to certain situations based on my now-changed perspective.
Moving on from this, I found a gallery assisting internship, which seemed to fall in line with what I had done previously. I didn’t particularly enjoy this as much as I thought I would, because it was very draining. I didn’t really learn a thing other than sending templates emails. Nevertheless, I am grateful to at least be working in part of the ‘curating industry’ if I can even call it that. I think I struggled more with the pretence and lack of communication that is held between the gallery organisations and the creative individual. Now, having gained the experience of the researching ploys that are used to find artists, it just seems harder to accept that organisations have respect or even actual interest for your work. This hasn’t discouraged me at all about working the creative world but has definitely struck awareness and a slight reality when manoeuvring around this field.