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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

Indra Worships the Elephant-Headed God Ganesha, Seated on a Throne folio from the Tehri Garhwal series of the Gita Govinda. Metmuseum collection.
Lord Ganesha-Vaikunta Mahadeva venerated for removing obstacles, is shown in this folio from the Gita Govinda series. Unusual to see God Indra’s reverence for this terracotta toned Ganesha. Seated on a low throne within a royal pavilion, Ganesha is shown as a crowned icon in a temple rather than a participant. The Metmuseum notes state that " painters who produced this work are the descendants of the great artist Manaku (active ca. 1725–60), who created a related Gita Govinda series, and his brother Nainsukh (active ca. 1735–78), who stylistically updated Manaku’s compositions and produced more than 150 drawings of his own that became the basis of this series."
The flowers on the pavilion drape and the intricate trees and plant shrubs add to the allure of delicacy and the idealised landscape.
Lord Ganesha in miniatures is an example of vintage vitality.Indira worshipping Lord Ganesha is an example of classical painting.This work belongs to the rich tradition of the Pahari School. Pahari takes its name from its literal meaning the ‘hills’ and refers to the Himalayan foothills in the northern India. History says a great number of local courts developed this rich painting tradition, which flourished in the 18th and 19th centuries. While the Pahari was deeply influenced by Mughal art, the beauty of it lies in its rootedness in the Indian landscape. All its themes belong to the spiritual realms in Hinduism. Pahari miniatures are characterised by soft clean contours , flowing pastel colour schemes, as well as an unusually effective use of negative space and attractive architectural compositions.
India has had a rich tradition of court painting amongst its many schools. The various centres of royal patronage produced some of the greatest painters of all time — although many still remain relatively anonymous it is the details that add to their beauty and finesse. .
Image: Metmuseum collection

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