Approved: 14.04.2014

Denise Courcoux

Arts administrator

Approved: 14.04.2014

I am Exhibitions Officer at the Bluecoat in Liverpool, working on many practical aspects of the exhibitions programme including corresponding with artists and lenders, arranging loans and shipping of artworks, planning exhibition changeovers and project management. Previously I have worked and volunteered at galleries including Tate Liverpool, Manchester Art Gallery, A Foundation and the

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Biography

I am Exhibitions Officer at the Bluecoat in Liverpool, working on many practical aspects of the exhibitions programme including corresponding with artists and lenders, arranging loans and shipping of artworks, planning exhibition changeovers and project management. Previously I have worked and volunteered at galleries including Tate Liverpool, Manchester Art Gallery, A Foundation and the Walker Art Gallery, on the John Moores Painting Prize, and have experience of archiving and documentation. I am inspired by great art and thought-provoking exhibitions, and am keen to develop my career in exhibitions further. Currently working towards an MA in Art Gallery & Museum Studies at The University of Manchester, I also enjoy critical writing and write reviews for regional arts blogs Corridor8 and The Double Negative.

CV & Education

Education

  • 2012-2014 (expected): The University of Manchester, MA Art Gallery and Museum Studies
  • 2002-2005: University of Liverpool (University College Chester), BA (Hons) English with Fine Art (2:1)
  • 1995-2002: Cardinal Newman R.C. School & Community College, Coventry
    • A Levels: Art (B), English Literature (A), French (B), General Studies (A)
    • GCSEs: 6 As, 4 A*s

Work Experience

  • Aug 2014-present: Exhibitions Officer, The Bluecoat, Liverpool
  • Jun 2009-Jul 2014: Gallery Coordinator, The Bluecoat, Liverpool
  • Jan-Mar 2014: Works on Paper Documentation for Access Project (volunteer), Manchester Art Gallery
  • Dec 2012-present: Minute taker for Board meetings, LOOK: Liverpool International Photography Festival
  • Mar 2008-Jul 2014: Information Assistant, The Bluecoat, Liverpool
  • May-Dec 2013 and Jan-Jun 2007: Visitor Assistant, Tate Liverpool
  • Jul 2007-Mar 2008: Archive Assistant (volunteer), The Bluecoat, Liverpool
  • Sep-Nov 2006: Exhibition Invigilator, A Foundation, Liverpool
  • Jun-Sep 2006 and Apr-Jun 2004: John Moores Exhibition Assistant (volunteer), National Museums Liverpool

Skills and Achievements

  • Writer for The Double Negative, Corridor8 and University of Manchester Institute for Cultural Practices blogs since 2013
  • Juror for the Koestler Exhibition for the North West in 2014 at Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, and in 2012 at World Museum, Liverpool
  • Highly Commended in Visitor / Event Assistant category at Liverpool’s Academy Ambassador Awards 2009