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Part-time Exhibition and Gallery Assistants at BLANK Gallery with Blank Sands

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Portslade South

About this volunteering opportunity

Help with our exhibition and events at BLANK Gallery in Portslade.

Particularly for our upcoming exhibition opening 28-31 July.

  • Promote exhibitions and events online and in person
  • Install artworks in the gallery, assist artists’ production and de-install when exhibition closes
  • Invigilate the exhibition and gain visitor feedback
  • Provide assistance and information to visitors during exhibitions
  • Help manage the gallery on the opening night and assist at the bar
  • Any other small tasks, inc. admin that help make the event a success
  • Help document the exhibitions and events

    We would like volunteers to offer a minimum of 4hrs per week (holidays are fine) ideally until mid September 2016. Hours are flexible and do not always involve coming into the studio or gallery.

About this organisation

Blank Sands is a is a non-commercial artist-led initiative with a focus on contemporary sculpture and installation inspired by the industrial landscape. We make and exhibit at BLANK Studios and Gallery, offering free exhibitions and events to the general public. We seek to develop a community in Brighton to explore contemporary art, engage people through art and making, and interact with the environment with new perspectives and imagination.

Induction, training and support offered with this opportunity

There will be a general induction with volunteers, to discuss our aims and objectives and specific details relevant to the role. We will listen to the needs and goals of the volunteers and assign suitable tasks or provide guidance for them to learn new skills in areas where they do not have previous experience.

As a small artist collective we will work openly with volunteers to provide a happy working environment and a successful exhibition for visitors and exhibiting artists. We are always available to listen to any issues or questions volunteers have and provide creative opportunities where suitable.

Gain references, creative networking, behind the scenes knowledge of art studios and gallery and experience in a friendly, fun environment.


Skills or experience needed for this opportunity

  • Interest in contemporary art
  •  Availability from now to mid-September (flexible)
  •  Computer skills (mainly email and Facebook)
  • Some experience of working with the public
  • Willing to do light physical work when helping install art work
  • Ability to get to Portslade when needed
  • Over 18 years old

The contact person for this opportunity is Anna Chapman, 07512815034

  • Expenses are NOT paid for this opportunity.
  • This opportunity is NOT fully wheelchair accessible.
  • Assistance with childcare is NOT available for this opportunity.

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