The TOMBOLO project would not be possible without the team of hardworking and dedicated volunteers who make everything come together. Volunteering at TOMBOLO is perfect for people who want industry experience, love a new challenge, don’t mind getting their hands dirty and enjoy working with a group of like minded people.
It is an opportunity to spend time in nature and work closely with the artists and production crew to create incredible works of art.
Volunteer roles include everything from building, painting, cooking, and logistics to welcoming the audience and generally adding to the buzz of the project.
We provide bed and board for the duration of your time on the project and some money towards your travel expenses. Where we can we will endeavour to allocate each volunteer roles that play to their strengths and interests. The entire team will live together at Galley Cove, which is situated at the base of Brow Head. LOTL have a number of tents for volunteers to share, or if preferable, volunteers can bring their own tent to pitch on site. Cooking and cleaning responsibilities are shared between all the crew and artists.
The pace of work during Tombolo is highly energetic and in the lead up to the exhibition opening the team will work long hours, often in the wind and rain - it is essential that you are willing to embrace these aspects of the project! You will of course get some down time to explore the headland and the surrounding area, swim in the sea and have a pint and a chowder in the local pub.
Here are some photos of TOMBOLO ‘17, which should spark some feelings of fresh air, creativity and accomplishment!
Artist Team - you will work closely with the artists to create and install their art works. The artists will build their pieces in the production workshop as well as on site in the elements up on the headland. This role would suit someone who likes to problem solve and has a lot of patience for trial and error.
Production & Build Team - you will work closely with the crew building infrastructure for the exhibition as well as helping with rigging art works and site logistics. This role often involves heavy lifting and using power tools. Being part of this team is a great opportunity to experience the ins and outs of producing events. We are looking for a diverse team who will use their ingenuity and skills to pull out all the stops!
Site Decor & Signage Team - you will work closely with the production team to dress the event hub area and create a range of signage for the exhibition weekend. This is a great opportunity to flex your creative muscles to find ingenious ways to repurpose and reuse materials found on the headland and on the farm.
Exhibition Team - you will work closely with the event manager for the duration of the exhibition weekend. Roles will include manning the welcome desk and directing audience members between the event hub area and the exhibition itself. A series of programmed events including workshops will run in conjunction with the exhibition. You will be part of the team that will help make all of this run as smoothly as possible. This is a great role for someone who loves to chat and has a tendency to be organised.
If any/all of these sound up your alley please fill in the form below.
Thanks for taking the time to read this, we hope that you have a pretty good idea of whats involved in the project and we appreciate anyone who is willing to help out!