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VOLUNTEER LIFE #1

Where: Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery (Leeds)

Current exhibition(s): FUAM Graduate Art Prize runs until 31 August 2013

What I’ve been up to: Helping to take down the Medieval Manuscripts special display aka…

Sticky-taping dust off displays, taking down explanatory signs, carefully handling these beautifully bound and illustrated Medieval books.

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Where: Bluecoat Gallery (Liverpool)

Current exhibition(s): Portfolio NW runs until 15 September 2013

What I’ve been up to: Invigilating aka…

Making sure that people DON’T touch these sculptures by Dave Evans.

Making sure that people DO touch this car installation by 0point3recurring.

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Falling in love with this painting by Hannah Wooll.

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Watching my first live performance piece in the form of Kai-Oi Jay Yung’s ‘Shadow Dance’. Worst art student ever, I know.

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Where: FACT Foundation of Art and Creative Technology (Liverpool)

Current exhibition(s): Turning FACT Inside Out runs until 15 September 2013

What I’ve been up to: Manning the gallery information desk and encouraging visitors to interact with the exhibition aka…

Trying to convince adults that going into a tent installation is a good idea (and not just for their kids.)

Thinking about whether Capitalism works for me or not.

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Handing out leaflets and deciding that I need to watch more films thanks to the tremendously varied listings at FACT cinema.

Being told the pros and cons of polygamous relationships by strangers wanting information about FACT membership…say what now?

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Where: Castlefield Gallery (Manchester)

Current exhibition(s): Some Misunderstanding [on Mondegreens and Pareidolias] runs until 18 August 2013

What I’ve been up to: Being front of house for the gallery and helping to prepare the gallery for the public after a private view aka…

Checking emails and forwarding them on to the correct members of staff, general gallery admin and organisation.

Hoovering, mopping and sanding over plastered walls.

Attempting to answer the gallery phone without realizing that we had a phone…

Eating strawberries.

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Wishing more people came to art galleries on my watch. (Sad face.)

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