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  • Working in the Arts: Hannah Foster

    This month in Working in the Arts we spoke with Hannah Foster who is an Exhibitions Assistant at the V&A. So, where do you work? V&A, South Kensington What is your job title? Exhibitions Assistant What time did you wake up? What are you usual working hours? I woke up at 6am in an attempt to go for a run, swiftly fell back to sleep and re-woke at 7am to start the day properly. My usual working hours are 9 – 5.15, but this can vary depending on whether I am working on an install/de-install of an exhibition or travelling...

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  • Working From Home

    Here at D.R.A.W we have always worked remotely, either at home or in our co-working space. With many people adjusting to working from home we thought that we would share some things that we have learnt along the way. Prepare yourself for working from home by making sure you have somewhere to work, the kitchen table works well if you do not have a desk or office space. Make sure all laundry, washing up etc is out of sight and that your work space is tidy so as not to distract you. Start the day positively by using your commuting...

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  • Working in the Arts: Michael Roberts

    This month in Working In the Arts we spoke with Michael Roberts who is the Head of Department, Auctioneer and Valuer at PFK Auctioneers, Penrith, Cumbria. So, where do you work? PFK Auctioneers, Penrith, Cumbria  What is your job title? Head of Department, Auctioneer and Valuer What time did you wake up? What are you usual working hours? I wake up at 4.30am and usually work between 7am and 6pm, with some occasional evening work What are your key tasks? I run the business on behalf of the parent company, PFK plc and am responsible for ensuring…

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  • Working in the Arts: Philip Smith

    This month for Working In the Arts we spoke with Philip Smith who is the Associate Director of Lyon & Turnbull Auctioneers in London. So, where do you work ? Lyon & Turnbull Auctioneers in London. What is your job title? Associate Director, Specialist and Head of Modern & Contemporary Art & Design, London and South of England What time did you wake up? What are you usual working hours? The usual working hours are 8.30-5.30 Monday to Friday, but there are also events and private views I have to attend on evenings and weekends…

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  • Working in the Arts: Maike Cruse

    Image of Maike smiling in a zig zag, white and red shirt.

    With Art Week in Berlin just around the corner, Maike Cruse, the Director of Gallery Weekend and art berlin, made some time in her busy schedule to answer our questions.  Where do you work?  I work for Gallery Weekend Berlin and art berlin. What is your job title?  I am Director of both events. What time did you wake up? What are you usual working hours?  I wake up at 6.30am, bring the kids to school and kindergarden and start working at around 8.30am. First working at home and then in the office. What are your key tasks ?  I...

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  • Guidance for Junior Candidates

    Here we look at some helpful guidance for junior candidates starting out in the art and auction world. Our Consultant Vania gives us some helpful guidance for junior candidates. Vania specialises in junior and mid-level searches. We’ve all been there. As final university deadlines loom, the worry of what happens next begins to sink in. Looking at endless job descriptions, thinking ‘I could do this’, and then applying without much thought. Thinking, ‘There are so many things going and I really should be doing something in the next month…

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  • Working in the Arts: Martina Aschbacher

    Martina Aschbacher has been working in the arts for Douglas Gordon’s studio for many years now. Read here what her day looks like and what the essence of her job entails.   So, Martina Aschbacher, where do you work?  I work in the studio of the artist Douglas Gordon and we are based in Berlin and Glasgow. I would also count my house as a place of work with a cute four-legged furry assistant as opposed to my lovely two-legged human colleagues in our studio. The studio is a fantastic creative place with about 10 people (sometimes more,…

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  • Working in the Arts: Gallerist Alexander Duve

    Gallerist Alexander Duve standing in his studio, staring out to the right hand side

    Recently we had the pleasure of talking to Gallerist Alexander Duve. Last year he moved his gallery Duve Berlin to his loft live-work space, showing exciting exhibitions in a salon style environment.   So, Alexander Duve, where do you work:  In Berlin, in my salon gallery DUVE Berlin. What is your job title: Well, Owner?! Or also Director. Both work for me. What time did you wake up and what are you usual working hours: I usually wake up early at 6-6.30. Then I go to the gym at 7-7.30 and start working at 9. My working hours really…

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  • D.R.A.W Recruitment opens an office in Berlin

    We are delighted to announce that D.R.A.W. Recruitment has opened an office in Berlin to cater for the German speaking areas of Europe.

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  • Review: Yves Klein at Blenheim Palace

    Find out what D.R.A.W Recruitment thought when we visited Blenheim Palace to visit the solo exhibition of French artist Yves Klein. The exhibition continues until 7th October 2018.

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