Haylock named National Gallery intern

Latrese Haylock is the Deutsche
Bank National Gallery intern for 2010/11.

The internship is geared towards
recent graduates with a passion for the arts. It is a year-long training
programme that provides hands-on experience in all aspects of gallery management.
Interns work with gallery staff in collections management, curating, education,
exhibition design, customer service relations, fundraising, event planning,
volunteer services and general administration.

Latrese, 18, has experience in the
performing arts and hopes to pursue a career in arts management.

“Creativity has always been a
central part of my life. For me, art is life – what we see and hear every day.
Without designers, architects, painters and dancers everywhere, we would be
colourless,” said Latrese. “I applied for the internship because I want to
provide more opportunities for artists in Cayman. My objective is to study arts
management and to one day represent local artists in the Cayman Islands and
abroad.”

Latrese is involved in the
community through dance, and in 2007 she was crowned as the Overall Miss Teen
Cinderella with dance as her chosen talent. She also won a gold medal for solo
hip/hop dance routine at the Celebrity Dance Cruise Awards in 2008,
choreographed and danced in a routine for the recent Miss Teen Cayman Islands
pageant and teaches dance to youngsters. Although dance has been her primary
focus, her interest in the arts is wide and she is excited to learn more about
the visual arts in Cayman.

“I have already realised that each
job within the organization is very important and every role counts,” she said.

“Even though this is a trainee
position, it requires a lot of responsibility and I am excited about taking on
the challenge and becoming an important part of the Gallery team. I would like
to thank the Deutsche Bank and the National Gallery for giving me the
opportunity to work in such a positive, creative and artistic environment.”

Last year’s Deutsche Bank National
Gallery intern, Kerri-Anne Chisholm, 19, recently left to pursue a bachelor’s
degree in fine art, with a minor in business studies, at Oxford Brooks
University.

“Through the internship I’ve
learned how to embrace my passions in life and follow them wholeheartedly,” said
Kerri-Anne.

“I’ve witnessed the capability art
has to bring people together to make changes in lives and communities.  It has been a life-changing experience that
has provided me with the skills and confidence to pursue my dream of a career
in the arts.”

Deutsche Bank National Gallery
interns from previous years are Josephine Shibli, Jaime Doak, Letitia
Davis-Eden, Ariana Eden, Anne-Marie Gray, Stephen Nickelson and Kerri-Anne
Chisholm.

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