Channel / 1 Feb 2022

Meet the Kickstarters! Freya Bruhin

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 an illustrator from Norwich, Norfolk. I have a BA in illustration from Brighton University, and I run a small business selling clothes and prints of my work under then name ‘Slime Pixie’

You can find my art through my Instagram:

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

I’m a Technical Assistant at Ffotogallery. What I do on a day-to-day basis varies quite significantly. I’ve worked primarily in both organising and working at community-based events, like fairs and workshops. I often assist in more hands-on tasks like framing & de-framing artworks, installing and invigilating exhibitions.

Have you worked on an exhibition or project that you’re particularly proud of?

I was very pleased with the outcome of the zine fair that I helped to organise, at The Westgate Hotel in Newport at the end of Diffusion Festival. Everyone at the gallery had been involved in some way when it came to organising the event, but a large portion of the responsibility fell on mine and Cath’s shoulders. I was nervous whether my organisation abilities were good enough for the job, but it seemed to come together very naturally. Seeing people from Newport take such great interest in the event was a really proud moment for me.

Do you have a favourite memory of working at Ffotogallery?

Whilst there has been a lot of really fun memories working at the gallery, I’d say that most of them involve getting to work with the rest of the team. It has been a joy working with so many passionate creatives. My favourite days have been ones like the opening of Maryam Wahid’s show, and the Diffusion ending party, as I was allowed to really fet to know the people I was working with on a more personal level

What are your plans after Ffotogallery?

Ideally, I wish to continue working in the same field of work. I have been applying for a lot of gallery-based work and I am potentially interested in undertaking a Masters in Curation, as my time at Ffotogallery has really cemented curating as a passion of mine.