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Heritage Volunteers

The Arts Society Heritage Volunteers formally known as, NADFAS Heritage Volunteers help to conserve our heritage both in Britain and in parts of Europe. Conservation and preservation of our heritage are tremendous burdens on the limited resources of museums, National Trust properties, historic houses, libraries and gardens. Volunteers help them in non-specialist but vital ways by caring for collections, recording documents, guiding and stewarding. Heritage Volunteers help to keep them accessible for all.

We currently do not have a Heritage Volunteer project.  However if this is an area that interests you please contact us through the website e-mail or speak to a committee member at the next lecture.

During the summer of 2014, our Vectis members gave up time to steward the Martin Creed Exhibition at the West Gallery, Quay Arts.There were 5 conceptual pieces by Martin who has previously won the Turner prize.We are hoping that once we move our lectures to the Quay, that we shall develop further our volunteering possibilities to bring art to as wide an audience as possible.

Previous Stewarding:

Members of Vectis DFAS acted as stewards for the West exhibiton at Quay Arts in 2010 This nine-week summer exhibition showcased work from some of Britain and America’s leading contemporary artists. Brought together for the first time in public, the collection includes work by Barbara Hepworth, Elisabeth Frink, Bridget Riley, L.S Lowry, John Hitchens, Lucie Rie, Roy Lichtenstein and many more. This eclectic private collection belonged to General Sir Michael West and Lady West; a couple instrumental in the establishment of Quay Arts in the1970s. Mike and Christine West collected these paintings and ceramics for over forty years. Once retired on the Island, they spearheaded a campaign to take a derelict 19th century brewery warehouse in Newport’s town quay, and transform it into today’s flourishing Quay Arts.