Although my background is generally within the field of contemporary art, I would welcome the chance to work with the McManus collections and could bring much relevant experience. For two years I was on the committee at Generator Projects, Dundee's leading artists' space. This involved organising and curating various exhibitions of contemporary art, as well as being involved with the Six Cities design festival with a number of local galleries. My main position was as treasurer, which meant I had to ensure that all gallery accounts were correct and up to date. It would also be essential that all members' data be regularly updated with the relevant information.
During my Fine Art degree at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design I was awarded the Matthew Travelling Scholarship to study at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago for four months. This provided the opportunity for extensive research and allowed access to the Art Institute's renowned collection. As the school was an extension of the museum, students had access to the Institute's archives, including many rare and important examples of 20th century avant-garde art.
I have since gone back to Duncan of Jordanstone to complete the Master of Design course, which provided valuable experience in teamwork and problem solving. My project involved the design of an online Flash-based teaching resource to aid in the field of art and media studies. I am currently working on my own fine art projects, and on my writing that has been published in national magazines and in gallery catalogues.