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Volunteers needed for exciting new ADA exhibition at Nottingham Castle


Nottingham Castle is looking for a team of volunteers to help with the running of an innovative new exhibition this October as part of events planned for this year’s Big Draw Festival.

ADA – by Karina Smigla-Bobinski, is inspired by Ada Lovelace – the world’s first computer programmer and daughter of Newstead Abbey’s most famous resident, Lord Byron. ADA is an artwork with a soul, an automatic drawing machine that visitors are invited to push, pull and prod.

The installation has been made possible with grants from the Arts Council and from Nottingham City Council’s Being Great Fund which aims to support innovative and creative ideas from employees to improve services.

The exhibit (6-23 October), will coincide with events for the National Big Draw and ‘Leonardo da Vinci – Ten Drawings from the Royal Collection’ which is currently on display. A large, charcoal studded, helium-filled membrane will be contained in a temporary room in Nottingham Castle’s Long Gallery and will slowly makes a series of marks, flecks, lines and points that act as a record or memory of its own movements.

The Castle is looking for a number of friendly and enthusiastic volunteers to help facilitate this short two week exhibition. Main activities will include welcoming visitors, supporting visitors to interact with the work, setting up and packing away of resources and equipment, and ensuring materials are replenished and kept in good condition.

Those interested are invited to attend a training session on Wednesday 5 October from 2:00pm at the Castle with the exhibition team. If you would like to attend please email: volunteer.programme@nottinghamcity.gov.uk or telephone: 0115 8762205

Posted on 22 September 2016

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