Volunteering: University Art Gallery: Oriel y Bont

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Volunteer at the Treforest campus’ art gallery to help curate our exhibitions.

The University of South Wales’s Art Collection has fully accredited Museum Status and is officially known as the University of South Wales Art Collection Museum (formerly called the University of Glamorgan Art Collection Museum). The collection consists of a variety of types of artwork produced mainly since 1939 (i.e. paintings, works on paper, prints, photographs, sculptures, etc.) plus related archive material.

The University of South Wales Art Collection Museum focuses upon the distinctive art of modern and contemporary south Wales, particularly the geographic, social and cultural environment of the south Wales Valleys in which the University is located. It exists to transform the lives of the widest spectrum of people by enabling them to engage with and explore its art collections for inspiration, learning, research and enjoyment. To this end, it collects, safeguards, interprets and makes accessible artworks (and associated information) which it holds in trust for society.

The role would involve:

·         Assisting the Curator (and any other authorised staff working with the collection)

·         General housekeeping

·         Identifying artworks and recording their locations

·         Marketing and promotion

·         Packaging and repackaging artworks

·         Handling artworks

·         Handling money

·         Approaching guests at private views

Location: University of South Wales, Dyffryn Building (D Block) & Ty Crawshay (A Block), Treforest 

Time requirement: As mutually agreed.

Preparation requirement: None.

When to apply?: Applications to take part are open year round. All member of the alumni community are welcome to apply, but applications are especialy welcomed from those with an interest in, or a desire to learn more about, modern and contemporary Welsh art.

Express an interest: Please email Katy Hales, Alumni Development Officer (