Abigailpugh

Abigailpugh

English Native Copywriter
Work experience
  • Copywriter and Admin AssistantCastle Fine Art
    2018/11

    – Writing academic, informative texts on artwork, shows, exhibitions, press releases
    – Presenting research in the form of art historical themed texts, newsletters, publications
    – Handlingdailyadministrativetasksandcommunicationsinordertofacilitatetheheadcurator’sorganisation,
    curatorial practices, correspondence and schedule
    – WorkingcloselywiththeHeadCuratortoorganiseshowsandexhibitionsacross40spaces
    – Relianceonadvancedcommunicationskillswithgalleriesandheadofficestaffinordertomaintainthesmooth
    running of curatorial procedures and schedule
    – Problemsolvingabilitiesandinitiativeunderpressuretorectifyincidenceswhene.g.artworkissenttothe
    wrong gallery/goes missing/is damaged
    – Responsible for editing texts
    Independent Achievements:
    – Introduced and managed system for handling of artwork damages/repairs within the organisation and externally
    IT Skills:
    MS Office, Photoshop Adobe, SAGE, Cataloguing database

  • Copywriter and ResearcherThe National Galleries of Scotland (Internship)
    2017/10

    – Tasked with writing informative texts for the institution online gallery – written accounts required comprehensive research and content
    – Composition of texts required careful consideration of tone and language complexity – with consideration of specific qualities of targeted audience, e.g. academic background
    – Subjects of written texts included: exhibition statements, artists, artworks and glossary terms for the institution’s collection
    – Working independently on written texts, then had weekly meetings with members of the Digital Content and Design team, curators, librarians and archivists at the gallery, in order to further research and develop the texts
    – Final texts published by the National Galleries of Scotland

  • Please refer to CV for further experience.
Education
  • Master's of ScienceThe University of Edinburgh
    2017/09/01

    MSc in History of Art, Theory & Display

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons)Manchester School of Art
    2014/09/01

    BA (Hons) in Fine Art & Art History

  • International BaccalaureateBritish International School Bratislava
    2012/09/01

    35 points (incl. diploma) – Approximate grade conversion to Abitur: 2.0

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