Interested in gardening, plants and medicinal herbs? We need you!

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Medusa. Tonico Lemos Auad. Medusa (2007). Plant and carved stones.

Call out for Volunteers

The De La Warr Pavilion programme is supported by a vital and dedicated team of volunteers.

We are currently recruiting volunteers to join our team and assist audiences visiting the Gallery One exhibition by artist Tonico Lemos Auad from 30 January until 10 April. In his exquisite and playful sculptures, Tonico inspects ideas such as act of faith, repair, healing, resistance and endeavour to overcome adversity.

A new time-based sculpture made for the De La Warr Pavilion consists of a plant bed of medicinal herbs and offers a space for conversations and exchange.The work stems from Tonico’s fascination with gardening and how it can activate social interactions and trigger acts of sharing, negotiating and healing.

This is an opportunity for volunteers to play a key role in instigating knowledge sharing opportunities in the Gallery One every Saturday from 1pm – 4pm, where visitors are invited to exchange stories about gardening, medicinal herbs and related ideas, and take away small plant cuttings.

We are seeking volunteers with an interest in gardening, medicinal plants and people, and ability and enthusiasm to engage audiences in knowledge sharing.

Person specification:

  • Confident individual who can work independently and within a team
  • Available to commit to 3 hours (1 – 4pm) on one or more Saturday per month throughout duration of exhibition
  • Interested in Contemporary Art
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Experience within gardening will be valued

To apply please email Ashley McCormick, Head of Learning ashley.mccormick@dlwp.com by midday Friday 5 February. Please use ‘Tonico Volunteer’ as your email subject line

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