I’m always promising mum that I’ll paint her something- so here it is- My View of Castle Hill. In a response to Sue Smith’s 36 Views of Castle hill here’s mine. My one view taken from one of my early morning walks with mum. The hill truly is a constant in the ever changing lives of Townsville residents. It remains a constant in the backdrop of my mum’s Australian dream.
2015 – Perc Tucker Regional Gallery– Working initially in admin, returning calls and emails and general running of the high profile gallery. Extending my assistance with educational programs, collections research and exhibition openings.
Just wanted to write a quick post about my time with Perc Tucker before I head to New Zealand and no longer have WiFi. During the two months I worked with the team at Perc Tucker I learnt invaluable skills, met some really lovely people and most importantly it opened up my eyes to see the opportunities available to me in the arts. Before now I’d volunteered in galleries, but not one so well established, here at Perc Tucker I was introduced to the design team, the education officer, public programs co-ordinator- jobs I’d heard of but never seen in action. Talking to these people and learning what they do made me realise I could actually do these jobs- and really enjoy it.
I worked alongside installing exhibitions from art therapy groups, worked with children aged 5-7 in after school art programs- mono printing with them. I poured wine at openings, spoke with the artist herself as I passed her a beer and I worked with collections filing the existing data of artist profiles dating back to when the gallery first opened.
I really enjoyed my time with Perc Tucker. Thank you to Jo and the rest of the team for giving me the opportunity!