Abbesses Art: Arts Management Consultant
Gallery management, exhibition and cultural project development, and fundraising within the non-profit and cultural sectors.
Stephanie is an art historian with over ten years of experience in fine arts management having collaborated on contemporary art exhibitions, conferences, special events, and heritage and cultural activities. She has over eight years of philanthropic development experience in both small and large arts and educational organisations.
As the assistant curator of a historically significant contemporary ceramic gallery, Stephanie managed daily operations while successfully planning and executing twenty-four exhibitions over a four-year period. Acting as the registrar, preparator, and public relations liaison; Stephanie demonstrated outstanding organisation and project management skills. She has placed contemporary ceramics in important local collections and facilitated access to private collections for artist and professional development. She excels at and enjoys creating dialogues around exhibitions that broaden the discourse and increase public engagement with the arts.
As a development professional she's honed her ability to relate to a diverse pallet of professionals and clients. She's facilitated significant philanthropic gifts to sustain gallery exhibitions, museum operations, research initiatives, scholarships, and community outreach. She successfully secured and managed the renaming and reopening of a museum, demonstrating her keen attention to detail and superb diplomacy. Stephanie finds it extremely enriching working within a cross-cultural atmosphere to successfully launch and sustain initiatives benefitting present and future generations.