Getting Involved

Surface Gallery is led by a co-operative team, who support each other to learn more about running a successful independent art gallery. All volunteers at Surface Gallery help to organise and invigilate exhibitions. Alongside these general exhibition duties, there are opportunities in design, marketing, installation and other areas.

People volunteer for all sorts of reasons. For some, it’s a great chance to meet new people, for others, it’s to try something new or gain new skills. It's a great way to gain hands-on experience for people wanting to work in the arts sector.

Current Opportunities:

autumn Volunteering at Surface Gallery

Are you looking for creative arts experience this Autumn? This time of year is a busy period at Surface Gallery, our volunteer team is eager to welcome new members to help support our exhibitions programme as we prepare for 2019. There will be opportunities to get involved in exhibition installation, invigilation, arts engagement and other areas. Send us a volunteer application or get in touch to learn more.

We are keen for someone with an interest in and some experience with design to join our team of volunteers. For all of our exhibitions we design flyers and graphics, so we have a steady stream of opportunities in this area. There are opportunities to get involved in other areas of the gallery, to get wide-ranging experience.

Art Installation/Gallery Technician
We are seeking additional members of our team to help install our art exhibitions. This involves working with the rest of the volunteers and exhibiting artists to discuss artist’s needs and installing and taking down their work, constructing and dismantling walls, painting surfaces, art handling and Identifying all technical jobs that need to be carried out in the building. As with all Surface's volunteers, there are opportunities to get involved with other areas of Surface Gallery.


If you are interested in joining our team, download an application form and email it to the Gallery at You can download our application form here. To help guide your application please have a look at our volunteer person specification

We ask for an initial commitment of three months volunteering, once a week. Please note that volunteers at Surface Gallery need to be 18 or over.

If you would like to know more about volunteering at Surface Gallery, please email, or

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