Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest is set to embark on a landmark project in partnership with the Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences (MAAS) and Western Sydney University and needs volunteers to assist with its smooth running, and to help ensure positive experiences for audiences.

This opportunity will particularly suit people interested in both art and science and is part of the upcoming exhibition Gravity (and Wonder) and its accompanying series of public programs (3 Sept – 27 November 2016). The exhibition and program examines Gravity as a universal force, holding all things in place and in relationship to each other.

On exhibition in the Main Gallery of Penrith Regional Gallery will be: objects, historical drawings and photographs, technical and measuring instruments from the collection of MAAS. These works will be shown alongside contemporary Australian and international artists who have sought to engage with Gravity and its wondrous elements. In addition to exhibiting existing art, new artworks have been commissioned from Sandra Selig and David Haines and Joyce Hinterding.

Volunteer Invigilators will be required across the period 3 September – 27 November. Volunteers will be provided with training and induction and will work under the supervision of Gallery staff.

Volunteers will be given the opportunity to:

•    Be an ambassador for the Gallery and the larger Penrith Performing & Visual Arts, the region’s flagship cultural organisation
•    Gain an insight into Gravity (and Wonder) exhibition themes
•    Get a behind the scenes look at working in a gallery
•    Be part of the welcoming Gallery team, providing hospitality to gallery visitors
•    Secure a professional reference from PRG
•    Receive an invitation to the Opening event
•    Receive one free ticket Stargazing in the Gallery Garden (22 October)
•    Participate in a closing exhibition volunteers thank you event

Volunteers will need to:

•    Be available for a minimum of 8 hours across the exhibition period
•    Have a Working With Children Check (available online free for volunteers at
•    Sign and adhere to a Code of Conduct (Penrith Performing & Visual Arts)
•    Be available for a two hour induction and training session on either Wednesday 17 August from 3 – 5pm, OR Saturday 20 August from 2 – 4pm

This is a wonderful opportunity to gain hands-on experience working on a high profile project in a regional gallery context. To apply, please complete the application form (link below).

For more information please contact: Fiona Knoke: | 02 4735 1100

Deadline: midnight Sunday 31 July 2016

Successful applicants notified: 5 August 2016





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