Art Gallery focuses on volunteers
Caloundra Regional Art Gallery invites current and potential volunteers, as well as people interested in volunteering issues, to attend the annual Volunteer Focus Day at the Art Gallery on Omrah Avenue on Tuesday November 20, from 1pm to 4 pm.
Several key presenters will cover topics such as art appreciation, cultural heritage and strategic planning. Volunteers will also have the opportunity to discuss volunteering issues in an open forum.
Caloundra City Mayor Don Aldous said the contribution of volunteers at the Caloundra Regional Art Gallery was one of the keys to the gallery maintaining its state of the art standards.
He said community minded citizens wishing to donate a few hours of their time each month as a volunteer at the gallery should come along to the Volunteer Focus Day.
"Volunteers do not need to have any formal education or training in the arts. All that is required is a community spirit and a desire to be part of a growing and vibrant regional gallery."
Gallery Director John Waldron said that volunteers have contributed over 3000 unpaid man hours at the Caloundra Regional Art Gallery in the past 12 months.
"Our volunteers have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and appreciation of the arts as well as enjoy the company of like-minded people," Mr Waldron said.
"The Gallery is an important facility that encourages active participation in the arts through workshops, training opportunities and education."
"The support for these activities and the enthusiasm of our volunteers illustrates that the Caloundra Regional Art Gallery is not just a building full of artworks, but the heart of a dynamic, interactive arts community that is growing every year."