✹ CV

Pru Smith

Contact Details

Freshwater NSW 2096
0407 197 007
prusmithartistassisting@gmail.com

Professional Experience

2019 Artist/Research Assisting to Hadyn Wilson (NSW State Library Artist-in-Residence 2019)
‘An Historical Novel. (Exploring the NSW State Library Archive)’ upcoming exhibition
‘An Historical Novel.  (An Archive of Found Histories)’ exhibition at New England Regional Art Museum (NERAM), Armidale.
(5 July – 13 October)

  • Research at NSW State Library, State Library of Victoria, State Library of Queensland and National Library of Australia
  • Administrative support
  • Scheduling
  • Marketing and promotion
  • Buyer database maintenance
  • Social media management (WordPress, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube)
  • EDM management (Mailchimp)
  • Photography of art works

2019 Assisting Interior Designer, Kirsten Clarke

  • Administrative support
  • Ordering furniture/soft furnishing/lighting (through interior design software, IVY)
  • Liaising with contractors and clients
  • Instagram account management

2019 Volunteer Transcriber
National Art School (Oral History Project)
Deborah Beck, Lecturer, Archivist and Collections Manager

2019 Artist Assisting to Merrick Fry
‘Tree Portraits’ Drawings and Assemblages exhibition
Palm House, The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.  (4-19 September)

  • Administrative support
  • Artist short films (shooting and editing)
  • Instagram account management
  • Marketing and promotion
  • Buyer database maintenance
  • EDM management (Mailchimp)
  • Exhibition opening sales (set-up and use of Square Reader)


2017-18
Artist/Research Assisting to Hadyn Wilson installation
‘An Historical Novel.  (The Sydney Artist Camps)’ installation
Bush to Bay:  Hinton and the Artists’ Camps exhibition, Mosman Art Gallery

2018 Artist Assisting to Ana Young

  • Artist talk short film for Tom Bass Sculpture Prize, Juniper Hall
  • Photographed paintings for an art prize

2018 Bush to Bay:  Hinton and the Artists’ Camps exhibition, Mosman Art Gallery

  • Artist talk short films – Ana Young and Ashley Frost (organised through Katrina Cashman, Curator)

2017 Locus Non Consequensia.  Sculpture installation.  Collaboration with Hadyn Wilson. 
Inaugural launch.  Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Manly Arts Festival

 Parent Co-ordinator, Mosman High School Art Committee
2016 Co-ordinated and attended an art immersion to Fowlers Gap for 22 students, 3 teachers, 1 Artist-in-Residence
2015 Co-ordinated the inaugural AnonyMos Project which raised $22,000 for the Mosman High School Visual Arts Department

2001–03 Receptionist
Film Graphics Productions (commercial film production company)

1999 Set Decorating Co-ordinator
Mission Impossible II
Paramount Pictures
Director:  John Woo
Production Designer:  Tom Sanders 
Art Directors:  Dan Dorrance and Nathan Crowley
Set Decorator:  Kerrie Brown

1997–99 Lived in New York City
Temporary Administrative assignments
Receptionist:  Australian Mission to the United Nations
Personal Assistant:  Austrade

1997 Art Department Co-ordinator
Babe – Pig in the City
Kennedy Miller
Director:  George Miller
Production Designer:  Roger Ford 
Art Director:  Colin Gibson 
Set Decorator:  Kerrie Brown

1996 Art Department Co-ordinator
Dark City
New Line Cinema
Director:  Alex Proyas
Production Designer:  George Liddle 
Art Directors:  Michelle McGahey and Richard Hobbs

1994 Production Secretary
On Our Selection
Anthony Buckley Productions
Director:  George Whaley
Producers:  Anthony Buckley and Carol Hughes

1991-94 Office Manager
BLACK Productions (commercial film production company)
Executive Producer:  Andrew McPhail 
Directors:  Jeff Darling and Alan White

1990-91 Creative Secretary
The Ball Partnership (advertising agency)
Creative Director:  Tom Moult

1989-90 Administrative Assistant
MMA International (management for INXS)
Band Manager:  CM Murphy 
General Manager:  David Loiterton

Courses
2019 Social Media (‘Social Savvy’ weekend course).  The Digital Picnic
2017 Mobile Content Creation (weekend course) AFTRS (Australian Film Television & Radio School)
2013–14 Open Studio Sculpture TAFE NSW Northern Beaches Campus. Teacher:  Julia Davis
1993 Production Management AFTRS (Australian Film Television & Radio School)
1987 Secretarial Course – Lorraine Martin Commercial College, Brisbane

School Education
1982–1986 Brisbane State High School

Driver Licence
Licence Class C – Subaru Forester

Phone References
Dr Hadyn Wilson, Artist:  0420 229 401
Professor Sally Redman, Chief Executive Officer of the Sax Institute:  0409 456 571
Deborah Beck, Lecturer, Archivist and Collections Manager, National Art School:  9339 8674
Alan Holley, Composer:  0428 143 646

Written References
Dr Hadyn Wilson, Artist
Roger Ford, Production Designer, Kennedy Miller
Andrew McPhail, Producer, BLACK Productions
Jeff Darling, Film Director, BLACK Productions
Tom Moult, Creative Director, The Ball Partnership

Other
State Library NSW Magazine Article.  Spring 2019
Written by:  Caroline Baum

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