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  • Bitesize Daily: Gabriel Toso – Pendragon Frames

    Gabriel Toso is the Head of Sales at Pendragon Frames, one of the leading framing company in the country with over 26 years experience of working with the best art galleries, museums, auction houses and private collectors. Gabriel’s background includes 13 year as gallery manager at Whitford Fine Art while also collaborating with the British Museum’s Learning, Volunteers and Audiences Department. What have you been up to during lockdown? Having just completed at the start of the year the framing for the Barbican major group exhibition…

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  • Bitesize Daily: Verity Brown – ROKBOX

    Verity Brown is a Director at ROKBOX (https://rok-box.com/), an award winning crate specifically designed to reduce the environmental impact, risk and cost of shipping high value art. What have you been up to during lockdown? The last few years have been a non-stop whirlwind for ROKBOX and so this ‘pause’ has been a chance for us to regain a little perspective, ensuring our strategy is serving our clients’ needs. Part of that has meant we have been busy designing and engineering so we shall have more products available towards the end of…

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  • Bitesize Daily: Michael Roberts – PFK Auctioneers

    Michael is the Head of Department, Auctioneer & Valuer at PFK Auctioneers, Penrith, Cumbria. What have you been doing during lockdown? I’ve worked throughout lockdown, keeping the business ticking over with online sales/valuations and adapting our business model to ensure a strong second half of the year. For the first two months I worked on my own, with staff furloughed for safety. We’re now gradually bringing staff back to work, a huge relief! Despite the lockdown, demand for art and antiques sales has remained high and…

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  • Bitesize Daily: Anna Helwing – ArtBasel

    This week, we interviewed Anna Helwing, who is VIP Manager of Europe & Americas and VIP Representative of Switzerland at ArtBasel, as well as being a mentor at I LIKE NETWORKING (https://ilikenetworking.uk/) What have you been up to during lockdown? Since Art Basel in Basel was cancelled due to Covid-19 we decided to host an Online Viewing Room in June instead.  As a result, we were very busy during lockdown. As a member of the VIP Relations team I mainly worked on planning and hosting virtual VIP walk-throughs via Zoom and besides…

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  • Bitesize Daily: Will Davies – Simon Lee Gallery

    Will Davies, Director at Simon Lee Gallery gives us his answers on what life has been life in lockdown and discusses what’s next. What have you been doing during lockdown? The first few weeks of lockdown are somewhat of a blur in my head.  Aside from obsessing over the news like everyone else, the process of establishing what the lockdown meant for the gallery and our artists and how to best navigate the evolving situation required a huge amount of input across the team.  As things began to settle into a new rhythm and I came to terms…

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  • Bitesize Daily: Adam Rutherford – Art Brand Communications

    This week, we kick off the Bitesize Daily interviews with Adam Rutherford, who founded Art Brand Communications (www.artbrandcomms.com), a strategic Arts PR and brand led communications consultancy with offices in London and Zurich. What have you been up to during lockdown? We have been fortunate to continue to provide our clients with strategic counsel and guidance through these unprecedented times. In particular, we have been working with clients to implement new and different ways for them to continue to engage with their audiences and key…

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  • Bitesize Daily: Tristram Fetherstonhaugh – GalleriesNow

    Tristram Fetherstonhaugh is co-founder of the leading online art platform GalleriesNow.net. GalleriesNow connects users with art from a curated community of over 350 galleries based in 40 cities around the world. What have you been doing during lockdown? GalleriesNow is an online platform featuring exhibitions at the world’s leading galleries and we have been super busy during lockdown. There has been an intensified focus on the online art world and we have been helping our galleries with new initiatives such as online viewing rooms as…

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  • Bitesize Daily: Andrew Ewbank – Ewbank’s

    Today we have been speaking with Andrew Ewbank, who is a Partner and Auctioneer at Ewbank’s, a leading regional auction house in Surrey. What have you been up to during lockdown?  Working, both from home and at the-saleroom, albeit behind closed doors. That and looking after the kids and in free time taking some time for some much needed work on the garden! Is there anything in particular you have learned from the last few months? Personally, what is really important, quality time. For a work perspective That the auction industry is perhaps…

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  • Bitesize Daily: Christine Hourdé – Mayor Gallery

    Today, we have been speaking with Christine Hourdé, Gallery Director at the Mayor Gallery, an established gallery specialising in modern and contemporary works, based in Cork Street https://www.mayorgallery.com/ What have you been up to during lockdown? We decided to close the gallery on the 17th March, which was earlier than the government’s decision as we came back from a shortened TEFAF as we saw lockdowns happen in European countries for good reasons. The week before we made sure that we all had VPN installed on our computer at home…

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  • Bitesize Daily: Jasmin Pelham – Pelham Communications

    We kick off the bitesize daily interviews with Jasmin Pelham, Founder of Pelham Communications, a London and New York based international visual arts PR agency delivering strategic brand development, media relations, social media and digital campaigns. What have you been up to during lockdown? Pelham has been working hard to ensure that we work closely with our clients as they review how they are doing things and keeping in very close contact with our colleagues in the media to ensure on-going creative cultural coverage. With clients in over…

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