CV Sian McMillan Flat 49 Bernard Baron House 71 Henriques street London E1 1LZ 0061 (+0)752 8554177 sianmcm@gmail.

com Education: 2007 Bachelor of Contemporary Arts, School of Communications and Contemporary Arts, Edith Cowan University. Perth WA. 2004 Advanced Diploma of Fine Art and Design, Collage of Art and Design, Central TAFE. Perth WA. Experience: June 2011 – March 2012. Gallery Co-Coordinator Stour Valley Arts. Duties include: • Working with the curator to make strategic and creative decisions; writing press releases, liaising with critics, working with designers on marketing material. • Working closely with the artists to create a conceptually and visually coherent exhibition with a high-grade finish on all elements of the exhibition, sourcing specified equipment (monitor, data projector, 16mm film projector) and all compatible electronic equipment (cables, media players, amplifiers). • Installing exhibitions; rigging up data projectors and sound systems, liaising with trades people (designing and building custom housing units and new walls), liaising with couriers, printers, organising, briefing and managing install team. • Liaising with the Arts Council and local authorities, regarding projects and funding. • Managing gallery staff (Gallery Assistant and volunteers); providing training, maintaining staff rota, assigning tasks, managing work load, mediating between staff and the director regarding formal policy; contracts, job expectations, pay, and absenteeism etc. • Managing budgets for exhibition install and launches, taking and paying invoices, keeping accounts on petty cash for book sales and ticketing for artist talks. • Creating and implementing systems for running and maintaining the gallery, including: utilizing online software for data entry as a tool for evaluation, developing volunteer program, developing storage system and data base for bookshop and gallery stock. 2010-11 CDEK Curator, Bursary placement at Stour Valley Arts. Duties included: • Co-curator of Lee Patterson’s Elemental Fields exhibition. • Organiser of Spaces of Mediation Seminar. • (Co) Organiser of The Jester-Curator Symposium. • Curatorial contributor to multiple commissions: London Fieldworks (Monarchy launch, liaising with host venue, promotional material), Matthew King’s King’s Wood Symphony (podcast sound editor), Mike Marshall (filming), Lukasz Skapski Via Lucem Continens (podcast sound editor). 2008 Curator, National Youth Week Australia. Electronic Arts Exhibition, My Captive. Duties included: • Liaisons with artists, event managers and theatre manager.

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Managing of budget Installation of Audio Visual Equipment. Production of promotional material. Managing the exhibition and festival launch along with directors. Interactive works, negotiating performers needs on the day in terms of audience interaction.

2008 Curator, Cut Paste DVD Launch. Bakery Artrage complex. Duties included: • Selection of commissioned works. • Production and design of exhibition program. • Installation of art works and audio visual equipment including projector for film based work. • Creating timetable for artists, to negotiate meeting in the space. 2005 - 2008 Administration Assistant for events and festivals. Bakery Artrage Complex. Duties included: • Front of house duties, including running the front desk sales, handling money and receiving calls. • Managing gallery capacity, knowing VIPs and Artists for each show and facilitating them. • Assisting set up for lighting and sound tech staff. • Assisting the promotions and marketing team. • Hiring equipment, organizing live entertainment (DJ’s, video and performance artists). • Recruiting bar and catering staff for openings. • Guest curator of PCP exhibition. Personal Experience • • • 09-2011, Attended TPSE Marketing training session with London Audiences. 05-2011, Co-hosted The Jester-Curator Symposium at UCA, chaired by Tom Morton. 11-2010, Hosted and chaired Spaces of Mediation seminar at SVA in King’s Wood.

Awards 2006, Bursary/Sponsorship, SoCCA Edith Cowan University; Tess De Quincy workshop in Butoh and Body Weather. 2004, Outsanding Graduates selection. Church Gallery. 2000, Dux Year 12; Art Award. Northam Senior High School. 2000, Cherbourg Contemporary Art Prize, Highly Commended. 1 998-1 999, Bursary Scholarship Toodyay Ballet School. Referees Dan Howard-Birt Curator Stour Valley Arts Elwick road, Ashford, Kent TN23 4AR phone: 07799 142062 James Shea CDEK Project Manager 4B Sussex Heights, Brighton, BN1 2FQ Phone: 01273 325401