Volunteer Spotlight: Nadia Gribi

Posted on 29 May 2024

This month, in a slight change to our regular Volunteer Spotlight series, we have asked Nadia Gribi, who undertook a placement at Castlefield Gallery, to share her experience with us.

Hi Nadia! Tell us a little about yourself. When did you start your placement with Castlefield Gallery?

I’m a second-year History of Art student at the University of Manchester and I started in February this year.

What made you want to do a placement here?

I wanted to undertake an experience outside the realm of studying, being in a public gallery amongst various people who are passionate about what they do always fascinates me.

What’s your favourite thing about working with Castlefield Gallery?

The close and tight-knit community in the gallery is admirable with such dedication towards creating the best experience for visitors coming to the gallery. Seeing behind the scenes of executing exhibitions is impressive and the staff are always happy to engage with any questions you may have. I have definitely learnt something new each week and expanded my perspective on working in the gallery sector after university.

What would you say to the students who will do a placement with Castlefield Gallery in the future?

I would say don’t be afraid to ask questions throughout your placement and get stuck in with any projects and opportunities that come your way because you will learn more than you think!

Image: Nadia in front of Tricia Gillman’s painting Moments 3 Beneath the Skin (2019)