This month we have asked Volunteer Photographer Beth Clark to contribute to our Volunteer Spotlight series where we are asking volunteers to share their experience with us.
Thank you to all our volunteers for their amazing work!
I have been volunteering at Castlefield Gallery since March 2022 alongside the last few months of my Photography undergraduate degree at the University of Salford. Since graduating last summer, I have started a masters, Art Gallery and Museum Studies, at the University of Manchester. I also work part time at The Lowry as a bartender, so close but so far to the gallery! I’m originally from Sheffield so I have always been surrounded by creativity, nature and hard workers, something I try to reflect when documenting and curating.
Part of it was gaining more photography experience outside of my undergraduate degree, but I also wanted to help out and support local galleries. Castlefield Gallery appealed to me especially because of its support of local artists and unique, innovative exhibitions.
Although I love documenting various artist talks and exhibition openings, meeting and talking to new people in the art realm is really rewarding. I get to hear and see what other people are creating and imagining. It’s a really therapeutic environment because of the art and people, and I always leave feeling energised.