What do you think is the most rewarding part of your job?
As a practising visual artist (and curator and lecturer!), there is no typical working day, a week might involve a couple of days in the studio, a day teaching or speaking, a day of research or travelling, and an admin day. This keeps things fresh and prevents any one thing becoming stale. Having this kind of flexibility and variety is rewarding in itself.
What skills do you think are crucial to succeed in your career?
Flexibility, adaptability, the ability to think on your feet. I think it’s important to help people whenever you can, and not to be afraid to ask for help when you need it. Try to build a reputation as someone who can be relied upon. And be punctual!
What is the best bit of advice you have been given that has helped in your chosen career?
I’m not sure I could narrow it down to one thing, but the ability to avoid getting hung up and to move past blocks is essential. It is important to see things in a productive and realistic perspective – it’s not life and death – it’s only art!
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Image credit: Christopher Owens