Fine Art student Cat Mullan has been working with us over the summer through the U.W.E. undergraduate internship scheme. Fran Wright, gallery assistant, spoke to her about her internship:
What have you been doing during your internship?
This was a general gallery internship, which has been great as it’s allowed me to work with everyone and across the different departments. I’ve helped with the launch of the new website, helped out with workshops and events, research based tasks and with the running of the Creative Café. There is of course the very important role of gallery assistant at the front of house – I particularly enjoy this part. It’s always interesting engaging with the visitor’s and hearing their feedback and perceptions of the work.
What has been your favourite exhibition/event?
A particular highlight for me was working with Louise K Wilson, who was part of the previous Topophobia exhibition, on her contact microphone making workshop – I learnt a lot and it was just a great day. This past week we’ve had a number of Summer holiday workshops for families running alongside the Creative Café and they’ve been so much fun to help out with. So I can’t really choose just the one event!
What motivates you to want to work in an art context?
I think it’s exciting and rare to work in a field that offers so many opportunities, challenges and networking on a daily basis. Working within the arts often relies heavily on communication and collaboration with many different individuals and organisations – I think this is one of the most attractive qualities that makes me want to work within an arts context.
A huge thank you to Cat for all your hard work over the last two months!