The Art of Volunteering
25 May – 23 September 2018
The volunteers have taken 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.
Caption: Festival of lanterns, Wallpaper, c. 1930. WW or Studio Clarke Pitts, John Line and Sons Ltd (1880 (c)-1958). The Whitworth, The University of Manchester
- Opening hours: daily 10.00 am-5.00 pm (until 9pm on Thursday)
- Location: The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6ER
- Getting there: By foot: 20-30 minures from Manchester city centre; By Bike: Sheffield stands and lockers (£1 coin, refundable) both available at the gallery; By Bus: 15, 41, 42, 43, 140 – 143, 147 – ask for bus stop nearest MRI, Oxford Road; By Metrolink: St Peter’s Square (plus 10 minutes on the bus or 20 minutes on foot); Train: Oxford Road (plus 10 minutes on the bus or 20 minutes on foot); By Car: On-street parking (maximum stay, 2 hours) on Denmark Road. Nearest car park Cecil Street
- Admission is free