Channel / 28 Jan 2022

Meet the Kickstarters! Charlie Hill

Ffotogallery has interviewed each of our Kickstart team members, arranged by fellow Kickstarter Joshua Jones, as they are now leaving us to take the next step in their careers. These blog interviews are a way to celebrate their creativity and hard work, to show them off, and to say thank you for their dedication to Ffotogallery in the time they've been here. If you've been to Diffusion Festival or to any of our exhibitions and events, then you'd have seen their faces welcoming you at the door, pouring drinks or documenting the event.

A bit about yourself:

I am a pianist and pencil artist from Cornwall. I completed a Degree in Classical Piano Performance from The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in 2020, and since then - the start of the pandemic - I’ve been taking the time to broaden my career options as everything went online.

What is your job role at Ffotogallery? What does a normal working day look like for you?

I am a Marketing Assistant at Ffotogallery. Day to day, I create posts, stories, tweets, and engage with Ffotogallery’s followers - they really are a lovely bunch of people (find out for yourself and give us a follow!!).

Have you worked on an exhibition or project that you’re particularly proud of? What was your involvement, and why are you proud of working on that exhibition/project?

During my time here, I think my proudest moment is working on Diffusion 2021. Having not done marketing professionally before, it gave me the experience to invigilate whole exhibitions by myself and deal with in-person enquiries while having to keep on top of all of content creation, online enquiries and live-posting.

Do you have a favourite memory of working at Ffotogallery?

I think the best parts for me were planning content for exhibition launches, although live-posting during some exciting events such as Diffusion Festival’s launch party and Janire Najera’s Atomic Ed opening has been an amazing experience. Meeting such talented artists and seeing their artwork along the way has been truly inspiring.

What are your plans after Ffotogallery?

The challenge now is to find another part-time job in marketing somewhere as welcoming and enjoyable as Ffotogallery has been these past few months. With the other half of my time, I will be re-kindling my relationship with the piano, aiming to give piano lessons and building on the knowledge gained throughout my degree, and delving into large-scale landscape drawings! Although I have previously offered realistic portraits and pet portraits, my real passion lies here, and I look forward to seeing where it takes me artistically as I explore the many arts organisations, groups, galleries, and landscapes that Wales has to offer.