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Volunteers sought at Barrington Court art installation
6:10am Friday 25th May 2012 in News
Buy this photo » VOLUNTEER steward Lynda Le-Taylor with some of Antony Gormley's clay figures on display at Barrington Court. PHOTO: Steve Richardson.
MORE than 40,000 small clay figures that make up Antony Gormley’s Field of the British Isles are proving a huge attraction at Barrington Court.
A community on Merseyside made the figures and volunteers have set them up in three rooms at the historic National Trust property.
Now more volunteers are needed at Barrington Court whose work will involve showing the installation to visitors and talking to them about how it was made and came to be at Barrington.
A volunteer recruitment evening, including refreshments, will be held at Barrington Court on Friday from 6pm to 7.30pm when anyone interested can meet the team and find out more about what is involved is helping out as a volunteer.
Matthew Applegate, Barrington’s visitor services manager, said it was looking for anyone with a little spare time and perhaps an interest either in the National Trust’s or Antony Gormley’s work.
“With just a spare half-day a week, we’re not asking for a huge time commitment from people. It is very much in the spirit of the art work to have volunteer involvement,” he said.
“Our volunteers come from a range of backgrounds and find that, as well as making new friends, it is a good way to learn new skills and to be involved with both an important art work and a remarkable historic house.”
Field for the British Isles is on show at Barrington Court until August 27.
Anyone interested in helping should contact Mr Applegate at Barrington Court on 01460-243124 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org