The Art of Volunteering
Our volunteers take over the Collections Centre with The Art of Volunteering, a project which explores the breadth of the Whitworth's collections, of over 60,000 works.
This exhibition gives a personal insight into volunteering, its benefits of wellbeing and the influence it has had on their own art.
“I feel I have a place and purpose that connects me to the outside world. Volunteering gives me a great deal of pleasure and I feel I can find a way to contribute to society in a positive way, which also influences my creativity so it’s a continuing cycle. The Whitworth has been a very influential part of my life as an artist and my love for this gallery grows every time I step into the grounds.” – Julie, Whitworth Volunteer.
25 May 2018 – 23 Sep 2018
Thursday Lates: The Art of Volunteering Preview
31 May, 6-9pm. Free
We will be celebrating the launch of this exhibition with an event on 31 May, to coincide with Volunteers Week.
More information can be found on our Thursday Lates page.
Festival of lanterns, Wallpaper, c. 1930.
W W or Studio Clarke Pitts, John Line and Sons Ltd (1880 (c)-1958)
The Whitworth, The University of Manchester