Partner Showcases - 1st October 2020

Melissa Baksh and Verity Babbs

Networking is more than just finding clients, it’s about finding your cheerleaders and supporters.

Every day this week we’re Showcasing two members from the I Like Networking Community, to introduce these Network Champions to the rest of our brilliant community, showcase their talent and help them build their network.

Drop them a message on the UP Network via our Virtual Office!

I LIKE NETWORKING are a brilliant platform who support women and non-binary professionals looking for a career in the creative and cultural industry and those who already work in the field but some inspiration and guidance to help them feel stuck.

 

Melissa Baksh

Hello, my name is Melissa Baksh and I’m an Art Historian, Writer, Educator and Radio Host/DJ based in London. I love art history, museums & galleries, and am passionate about making art accessible to a wide range of audiences. As an arts professional, I have delivered talks, tours and workshops in the Hayward Gallery, National Gallery, Wellcome Collection and National Gallery of Umbria.

In 2019 I founded In Tune Art Tours: original, innovative audio-sensory art tours. I use music to facilitate longer-looking and to offer a more immersive, mindful experience. Sharing my specialist knowledge in such a unique way leads to deeper engagement with art works.

I am also a freelance art & culture writer, and have had pieces published by The Independent and Art Quarterly.

I love music, and I host a weekly radio show, Mixed Feelings w/Melissa on Rhythm and Frames, and also feature on Netil Radio.

I’m always looking for new projects, commissions and collaborations. If you have an idea, I’d love to hear from you.

Click here to see Melissa‘s Portfolio

Verity Babbs

My name’s Verity, I’m a recent Oxford graduate (with a BA in History of Art), artist liaison at Rise Art, and writer and podcast host for Art Plugged. I have a YouTube channel where I host ‘Art Laughs’, a series of interviews with comedians about their favourite works of art. Accessibility in the artworld is paramount to my work, and I’m particularly focussed on promoting this through Aurelia Arts Festival. I hope to eventually go into broadcasting.

Click here to see Verity’s Portfolio

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