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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.

 

Aakriti Art Gallery

(A unit of Chisel Craft Pvt Ltd)

 Orbit Enclave, First Floor

 12/3A, Picasso Bithi (Hungerford Street)

 Kolkata-700 017   

India

   +91 33 22893027

   +91 33 22895041

    Fax No

   +91 33 22895042

www.aakritiartgallery.com


Flower- and-bird painting was separated from decorative art to form an independent genre around the 9th century. A great many artists painted in this genre during the Song dynasty and their subject matter included a rich variety of flowers, fruit , birds, insects and fish. Therefore this genre is not confined the images of a painting to something floral and avian. The other genres in Chinese paintings are landscapes and figures.

 

Expressive methods regarding the representation of flowers, the floral images could be executed solely in washes of ink or color without outlines, and such style is named as the ‘boneless’ manner in China for we do not need to depict the contour of the flowers. Another method is that we draw the contours of the flowers first, and color it.

If the flowers are white in color then we could leave them blank.

 

The painting above is the ginger flower behind the banana leaf. The flower is white in color. The curved strokes, involved a little but forceful wrist movement from heavier pressure to lighter pressure with the elbow stationary, determine the shape of the petals. As Chinese painting is essentially a linear art, so the qualities of lines are valued. Therefore the lines have to be unhesitant, vivid, and full of life. Drawing the lines, the artists would exert all their effects and emotions in them. Looking at the outlines of the petals, we can feel there is something more than just the drawing of the contour of the subject matter. Moreover it is such profound quality of lines to make the Chinese Calligraphy unique.

 

Form is the visible shape of content. Shape serves, first of all, to inform us about the nature of things through their external appearance. The flower in the painting goes beyond the practical identifying function. I imagined it to be a shy lady hiding behind the banana leaf while I was doing the creation.      

 

         

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