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Society Volunteers supported Southampton City Gallery at the London Art Fair
Sunday 02 February 2020

The Arts Society Southampton supported Southampton City Art Gallery at the Contemporary Art Fair in London.  January 2020.

 Each year the London Art Fair showcases a regional art gallery and this year Southampton City Art Gallery was chosen.  27 works of art were selected to highlight the Gallery’s collection of 20th century British art.  The exhibition ran for 6 days in January, 11am-9pm. As the Gallery staff were not able to cover this extensive period, the Arts Society offered to provide information volunteers to be on hand for the duration & to give some guided tours to interested groups.

 Charlotte Scott-Beveridge researched the information required for each label accompanying the art work and Jenny Leonard did additional background research on the artists involved and produced a folder for each volunteer. We held 2 briefing sessions for potential volunteers at the Gallery beforehand with Clare Mitchell, the Curator, and Jenny Leonard giving presentations.

 We had a team of 16 volunteers plus Charlotte, Ez & Jenny from the Society committee and between us we covered all the sessions with at least 2 members present at all times.

 The organisers arranged guided tours of our exhibition for various groups and VIPs. On each occasion a member of the Gallery staff gave an introduction to the history of the City Art Gallery and then an Arts Society volunteer led the tour of the art works.

 The following comments from the volunteers indicate how successful this project was.

“I felt privileged to be at the fair. It was a wonderful experience.”

 “I feel that the whole venture has been a real success for both the Arts Society Southampton and Southampton City Art Gallery”

 “My short spell as a steward was amazingly good fun. A really happy afternoon.”

 “It was brilliant. I felt extremely lucky to have taken part”

 “I think our show was definitely the highlight of the event. Well done everyone involved; we can be justly proud of our Art Gallery”

 “It’s been quite an experience and I’m not keen on going home yet!”

 “The event was a marvellous advertisement for both the Southampton City Art Gallery and the Arts Society Southampton. A wonderful event. Let’s hope we get the chance to do it again some time in the future”

 Ez Kennedy: Volunteer Coordinator