Beavering away behind the scenes of Dundee Art Fair is Holly Graham. She has brought the fair together over the last few months ahead of its debut this weekend, 24-26 May 2019.
Her role, which as been instrumental, has has made Holly responsible for finding artists, liaising with exhibitors, organising materials, co-ordinating promotional materials and designing the floor plan. It’s a big job and it’s all coming together, thanks to Holly! We thought it would be nice for our exhibitors and followers to put a face to the name and meet Holly, who works so hard in the background.
Holly has worked with Kim Curson and Mark Gask at Gallery i for the last 5 ½ years. During this time, she has played a fundamental role in developing the gallery and finding new artists, who have gone on to flourish. She was responsible for introducing Kerry Darlington to Gallery i, among others, such as Manchester-based artist, Chris Rivers.
With an eye for spotting up-and-coming talent and a lifelong interest in art, it is fair to she’s found her vocation in life. Having worked in the care sector in the past and then being heavily involved in running a family bathroom business, Holly puts her organisational skills to good use in the gallery, playing a crucial part in the business.
When Holly was first told about Dundee Art Fair just under a year ago, she was thrilled and has since put all her energy into making the show a success. She said: “Since day one, it has been all go and it’s been great fun. Although I’ve enjoyed organising the fair, the best bit has been speaking to artists and hearing the stories behind their work – they are inspiring. There’s a lot who I haven’t met, so I can’t wait until Friday to meet them in person – there are so many talented individuals attending. It’s exciting!”
Kim Curson, Holly’s Manager and Partner at Gallery comments: “It’s been great working with Holly over the last five years. She has a lot of energy and enthusiasm, which is infectious. She brings so much personality to her role and it’s been great to see her grow and develop, with the business. She’s been a great asset for Dundee Art Fair and we really appreciate all of her hard work. I hope she’ll now be able to relax and enjoy the fair!”
Look out for Holly at Dundee Art Fair, which is taking place from 24-26 May 2019 at Caird Hall, Dundee. For more information on exhibitors visit: https://www.thedundeeartfair.co.uk/index.php/exhibitors