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Notice Board - Internship Call

Aakriti Art Gallery is seeking to recruit 2 Gallery Interns to join the team at an exciting time before a busy forthcoming exhibition and art fair period.


Location: Kolkata


Key Responsibilities will include:

  1. Responsible for the day-to-day running of the gallery, interacting with clients and facilitating all phases of the exhibition planning process. 
  2. Meet clients and receipt items for the relevant sale. Manage the gallery with assistance.  Monitor incoming and outgoing items.  Ensure that the gallery area is presentable at all times.
  3.  Deal with email enquiries.  Assist with photography and take additional photographs of items for clients and specialists.  Liaise with vendors and specialists to confirm sale estimates and reserves.
  4. Assist in the production of sale catalogues.  Upload relevant text and images to the various online sites.
  5.  Organise marketing and advertising in print and electronic media. Monitor web based advertising. Compose mass emails to clients in the run up to the auction. Understand and engage with social media in various forms.
  6. Manage the consignment of artworks and prepare the saleroom for exhibitions.  Assist specialists with all pre-exhibition enquiries.
  7.  Ensure that all gallery website content are monitored and kept up to date.  Assist with the break-down of the exhibition and the preparation for the sale day.
  8. Assist with invoicing and payment in the days following the sale. Assist with shipping and arrange postage and packaging for lower value items.
  9. The candidates are also expected to travel when and where required with gallery office work, shows or events  
  10. Assisting sales team and contributing to client database.



The Ideal Candidate will have:

  • Art background along with co-ordination, logistical organisational skills.
  • Excellent communication and delegation skills are essential.
  • Experience and knowledge of operating a wide variety of tools and machinery.
  • Computer literate all Microsoft office packages ideally, Photoshop.
  • Light art handling skills are a plus.
  • Proficient in languages, poses basic writing skills, solid interpersonal skills, excellent organizational skills,
  • Should be able to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Self – motivated, responsible and can work within a team structure.

These are immediate openings and the selected candidates will have to join immediately. To apply please send a covering letter and curriculum vitae to relation@artnewsnviews.com by 5th of August 2015.


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 Orbit Enclave, First Floor

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Lightness of Being Anxious: A painting exhibition of Ashoke Mullick at Aakriti Art Gallery, Kolkata

Event Details

Lightness of Being Anxious: A painting exhibition of Ashoke Mullick at Aakriti Art Gallery, Kolkata

Time: February 18, 2010 at 11am to March 13, 2010 at 7pm
Location: Kolkata
Street: 12/3A Hungerford Street
City/Town: Kolkata 700017
Website or Map: http://www.aakritiartgallery.…
Phone: 91 33 22895041
Event Type: art, exhibition
Organized By: Aakriti Art Gallery
Latest Activity: May 15, 2010

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Event Description

Ashoke Mullick’s recent works in this exhibition bear signs of social consciousness. Modernistic approaches along with the traditional cultures are intertwined in his works. Ashoke Mullick has captured the various stages of the development of the city through his works. His conscience has been deeply influenced by Picasso’s kind, in which the visualinguistics were influenced by the awareness about social situation of human beings. Mullick has also matured as a painter through the ages, his style of work has changed with time & he has brought in greater horizons in his works. He uses oil & acrylic as his medium on canvas and he is equally proficient in the monochrome drawings on paper. In this exhibition at Aakriti Art Gallery named ‘Lightness of Being Anxious’, Mullick is showcasing 30 paintings (oil & acrylic) and 10 paper drawings. Apart from the change in the composition of the paintings, Ashoke Mullick has also experimented with colours. His latest works bear more of darker hues, unlike the previously dominant yellows, whites, oranges & blues. In the ongoing exhibition, the characters as portrayed by Mullick are lonely creatures with distinguished social positions. These creatures dream or hallucinate with open or closed eyes; their hope, aspirations, desperations and unfulfilled wishes exasperate through their physical existence.

The exhibition can be viewed online at www.aakritiartgallery.com

Exhibition from 18th February till 13th March, 2010.

Timings: 12 -7p.m (except Sundays).

Aakriti Art Gallery

1st Floor Orbit Enclave

12/3A Hungerford Street


Phone: 22893027/5041

E-mail: aakritiartgallery@yahoo.com

Website: www.aakritiartgallery.com

For further information and details, please contact 91 33 2289 3027/5041 or e-mail us at aakritiartgallery@yahoo.com

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Comment by Prince Freakasso on February 23, 2010 at 11:52pm
I remember meeting the fine and amiable Ashok Mullick when he was
the artist in residence at Kalakriti art gallery in hyderabad.I went to see him along with Mr.Laxman Aelay,one of the well known painters in the city.
Ashok has mellowed quite considerably,while maintaining a vibrancy
of colour and depth of tone.Great going Ashok....PRINCE

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