CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS AT TAIGH CHEARSABHAGH
The Broad Reach Project, based at Taigh Chearsabhagh, is seeking enthusiastic volunteers to help with its upcoming ARTIST ROOMS exhibition.
Broad Reach will be bringing the acclaimed artist Vija Celmins to Taigh Chearsabhagh later this month.
Born in Latvia in 1938, Vija Celmins is best known for her intricate, monochromatic drawings of a select range of subjects. In 1966 she began to use photographs as the subject for her works, creating what she described as ‘impossible images’, which remind us of the complexity of the simplest things.
The images on loan to Taigh Chearsabhagh explore her meticulous renderings of the surface of the ocean, the vastness of the night sky and her fascination with the microscopic detail of a spider’s web. With a slow, painstaking approach, some of these works take up to a year to complete.
The works are taken from ARTIST ROOMS, an inspirational collection of modern and contemporary art acquired for the nation by Tate and The National Galleries of Scotland through the generosity of Anthony d’Offay, with additional support from funders, including the Art Fund.
The ARTIST ROOMS tour programme, now in its sixth year, is showing at 18 museums and galleries across the UK in 2014. The tour is made possible thanks to the support of Arts Council England, the Art Fund, and, in Scotland, Creative Scotland.
This opportunity is for an exhibition ambassador who will engage in all aspects of our exhibition programme including invigilation, learning workshops and guided tours.
WHAT BROAD REACH IS LOOKING FOR:
Enthusiastic individuals who have a passion for Contemporary Art and its provision within rural areas.
An individual that is able to commit to at least 4hrs per week at Taigh Chearsabhagh between 29th March and 28th June and a half-day training prior to the launch of the exhibition (to be confirmed).
WHY IS THIS A GOOD OPPORTUNITY?
You will gain comprehensive orientation and general training in order to provide you with the necessary skills to facilitate the exhibition to a range of visitors.
Broad Reach will provide a training session on the artist and relevant themes within her work.
This exhibition is part of The National Galleries of Scotland and TATE in which you will be representing the collection on our and their behalf.
This is a chance to work closely with a nationally significant collection learning about the nuances of the works.
This is an opportunity for professional development and social interaction. You will gain the ability and expertise to bring a local context to a touring contemporary art show.
WHAT WILL BE EXPECTED OF YOU:
• Enthusiasm and interest
• Treat everyone with respect and courtesy at all times
• Be punctual and reliable
• Provide excellent customer service at all times
This is a voluntary opportunity, however in kind support can be negotiated for the use of facilities at Taigh Chearsabhagh as part of your contract.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please send an expression of interest to Gayle Meikle at firstname.lastname@example.org outlining your enthusiasm for the role and why you would like to be apart of the team.
DEADLINE: 5PM ON 18TH MARCH 2014
**Image: ‘Jupiter Moon – Constellation’ (1983) by Vija Celmins. ARTIST ROOMS Tate and National Galleries of Scotland. Acquired jointly through The d’Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008.