How long have you been at Fabrica?
Around 8 months
What have you been doing at Fabrica?
Invigilating at the gallery during installations, and helping out at other events such as film nights and workshops.
What are your reasons for volunteering with us ?
To spend time in an arts/gallery environment, meeting artists and other people interested in art. I’m not making my own work currently so this helps to keep me connected and thinking.
What do you hope to get out of it?
As above, connecting with art and artists, and working alongside others.
What is your most memorable experience while volunteering with Fabrica?
Invigilating during the Monika Gryzmala installation, spending such a lot of time with the work and benefiting from how peaceful it was in the quiet summer space.
Who is your favourite artist? (at Fabrica or personal?)
Cornelia Parker or Eva Hesse
Favourite Exhibition? (at Fabrica or personal?)
Eva Hesse at Tate Modern
What artwork would you put in the gallery if you had free rein?
A vast work that reaches into every corner, nook and cranny of the gallery space, made of a light and flexible material, the piece interacting with all senses.
Why should anyone thinking of volunteering with Fabrica get involved?
It’s a wonderful opportunity to see art and meet artists, to play an essential role in the life of the gallery, and to feel appreciated and looked after by it also.
What do you do when you’re not volunteering with us?
At work I support people with their mental health. Outside of work I cycle; practice pilates; walk by the sea; sing in a choir; and enjoy home-making, eating and drinking with my partner and 2 cats.