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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   


   +91 33 22893027

   +91 33 22895041

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   +91 33 22895042


Controversial Paintings on Display Again


Controversial art work that some considered inappropriate for children was taken down Tuesday afternoon in Williamsport, but are back on display again.

For the past few days, three paintings depicting partially nude women have been turning heads along William Street in Williamsport.

Some passersby said the paintings were merely works of art.

"It's the human body. It's nature. It's what it is. It's not pornographic or anything," said Matt Waltenbaugh of Pittsburgh.

Others said the paintings were offensive.

"I think they're too graphic, because there are children walking around here, and children should not be subjected to that," said Loretta Campfield of Williamsport.

Police said the paintings do not rise to the level of obscene, so the paintings are legal in every way. Still, parents like Mark Holt, said the paintings would be better suited inside the prospective art gallery, away from his seven-year-old daughter's wandering gaze.

"I wouldn't really want kids to see it, wouldn't mind myself, because I'm an adult," said Holt.

Shortly after Newswatch 16 stopped by, the art gallery's owner said his landlord took down the works of art against his wishes. The owner, who rents the space, said the paintings were going to be in the window for one week only to draw attention to the artist's work.

Wednesday morning the paintings were back in the window and will remain there until Saturday.

People who noticed the painted canvases said they certainly caught their attention, and made them think.

"It's all just natural, no sexuality in this, her and a dog laying out in the sun, looks good," said Ted Paul of Williamsport.

"I guess, it's kind of freedom of speech in a way, it's kind of in your face," added Holt.

As of now, the artist and the gallery owner said there are no plans to put the paintings back in the windows.

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