I was very proud to get a 2 day/week internship at Sculpture by the Sea about 4 months ago, which quickly progressed into a full time paid load unexpectedly. So for the past 2 months or so, I've been Exhibition Assistant to the Exhibition Coordination team for the Bondi 2013 show. Along with my French HSC tutoring, and various other freelance commitments, it's been a very stressful couple of months.
My responsibilities in the office included data entry, organising the office move out to Bondi, liaising with artists, social media scheduling, phone and reception assistance, putting together volunteer and artist information packs, stock ordering, helping to write our e-news, redirecting our mail and helping to finalise details like sponsor logos, dimensions and images for our exhibition catalogue. I also used my Indesign skills to create lanyards and badges for all staff, artists and volunteers.
|Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi exhibition catalogue cover|
One thing I was particularly responsible for was artist talks on the weekends. I contacted and scheduled the artists and ran the artist talks event, which included distributing posters and information, bringing all the necessary material and moving around feather banners, beanbags, A frames and signs.
Here are some images of artist Simon McGrath explaining his work Virtually Melted, which is a site specific work consisting of a smart phone application that makes the image of an iceberg appear above the water to recognise the effects of global warming. These photos are mine.
I kept meaning to get up super early and take some great sunrise photos, but the role was very tiring and I didn't manage to actually walk through and see all the sculptures until just before the end! Unfortunately with the sun setting in the west as it usually does, sunset photos weren't as spectacular as the ones I've seen of Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, in Perth.
We've just finished the Bondi show, I fell in love with quite a few of the works (my taste generally leans towards the more contemporary ideas or to works which have a political or social concept behind them).
|Carole Purnelle and Nuno Maya, Plastic World|
|Mikaela Castledine, East of the Mulberry Tree - the Legend of the Ten Red Crows|
|Carl Billingsley, Red Center|
|Lucy Humphrey, Horizon|
|Qian Sihua, Bubble No.5|
|Phil Price, Snake|
|Chen Wenling, Rainbow|
|Mia Hamilton, French Knitting|
|Robert Hague, detail of Monument|
|Magarita Sampson, The Great Bondi Sharehouse|
|Coral Collective, Coral|
|Alison McDonald, Flow (2011)|
|Elyssa Sykes-Smith, A Shared Weight|
|Simone & Justin Drape, Room Without a View Photo: Clyde Yee|
|Jack Davis, A Force of Nature Photo: Jarrad Seng|
|Robert Barnstone, Once Removed Photo: Jarrad Seng|
|Tunni Kraus, Washed Up Photo: Clyde Yee|