Throughout the year Project Ability run an extensive volunteer and residency programme. The volunteers have the opportunity to work closely with our artists across a variety of art workshops each week. We’ll be announcing our next volunteer call out very shortly, but in the meantime let’s hear from our volunteer of the week… Julia Boman!
Are you a graduate or undergraduate artist? Can you tell us what course you are on, or a little about your art practice?
I am in my final year of the Undergraduate Fine Art programme at Glasgow School of Art. My focus of study is painting and printmaking but my practice is a very multidisciplinary one. My recent work involves pushing the boundaries of drawing and printmaking, working with the human body as a point of departure. Other materials and processes I work with include textiles, embroidery, and performance art.
In what workshop did you volunteer?
I volunteered with the Saturday Create workshops.
Why did you apply to volunteer at Project Ability?
I was drawn to the structure of the workshops being non-hierarchical and the fact that role of the volunteers was to assist participants to realise their ideas. I was curious and excited to see how I could take on that role, and work creatively in collaboration with the participants.
Did your experience live up to your expectations?
I have had a great time every Saturday! I have learnt so much about myself as an art practitioner, and new ways in which collaboration is possible.
What have you learned from your experience with us?
I have learnt new ways of looking at the ways in which we create and make art, and new processes of making. All the participants have their own
approaches to making, and they’ve been such an inspiration to me.
Do you have a favourite Project Ability artist or art work that has stood out for you?
Both Ross and Struan have amazed me with their creative processes and enthusiasm to each project they set out to do.
Thank you for giving up your time each week Julia, your help is invaluable to our artists and to the running of Project Ability!