I’m Amy Gibson, Director of Events at the Louise Blouin Foundation, an art gallery and blank canvas event venue for hire in West London.
I graduated in Event Management in 2012 and moved to London to work as Production Assistant for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic closing ceremonies. Since then I’ve managed a number of high profile product launches, press events, film shoots, awards dinners, weddings, bar mitzvahs and more at the Louise Blouin Foundation.
Moving to London I had no real interest in art or “the art world” and probably wouldn’t have dared to stroll into a gallery or exhibition. But, working at a venue connected to the arts makes it hard to avoid. After one or two invites to exhibition openings I very quickly realised a love for art and for the vast amount of art and culture London has to offer.
I have now c0-curated the opening of two major exhibitions; Pop Modern (in association with the Portobello Film Festival, Aug 2013) and the Louise Blouin Foundation Presents: Olga De Amaral (Oct 2013).
The Art of Events started in Jan 2013 and is a combination of the two things I love – art and events! It’s a platform for me to review, discuss and learn about London’s never-ending calendar of art, design and cultural projects.
Everything here is written by me, it’s not connected to my work, just something I love to do. So please do let me know about any new events/projects you are involved in or that you know of that I might like to check out!
Sorry for the massive lack of posts since August, work was really busy. I’m back for 2014 and will post weekly!