Volunteer Gallery Assistants

There is availability to join our team at Six Foot Gallery.

As part of the Six Foot team, volunteers will have the opportunity to develop their skills in gallery management, curation and arts administration. Responsibilities will include: scheduling exhibitions, liaising with artists, social media marketing, as well as installing and deinstalling work. This role is ideal for individuals looking to gain experience in an arts organisation – particularly students or recent graduates. Candidates should be comfortable working to their own initiative within a collaborative environment.
We ask that volunteers work one set-day a week over a four month period, beginning in June. The gallery is open Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Please apply by forwarding a Covering Letter and CV to sixfootgallery@gmail.com, stating which day you are interested in.

Jewellery Benches For Hire

Six Foot Gallery would like to offer jewellers the opportunity to rent our jeweller’s benches.

Located in our studio space at the Pentagon Centre, they can be rented on a monthly rolling contract for £98 per month with one month deposit. Alternatively benches can be rented on a daily basis for £10 per day.

Rental of the studio includes use of:
• One of nine available jewellery benches
• One of nine bench pegs
• Pendent drill
• Dunston Rolling Machine
• Safety pickle
• Large vice
• Large workbench area to use larger machinery
• Grinder
• Sandbag
• Bangle mandrel

We also have an enamelling kiln but this needs to be booked in advance when our studio manager is available.
The studio will be accessible Monday to Friday, 9 A.M. to 5 P.M.

Please email us for more details or to book a bench and arrange an induction.


Jewellery Showcase 

We are inviting creatives to take part in our rolling Jewellery Showcase throughout 2017. Exhibiting in the gallery cabinets, with the option to hang supporting material alongside, participants also have the opportunity to sell their work. Jewellers will be featured on the website and on the gallery social media profiles.

If you are interested please email sixfootgallery@gmail.com  with 3-6 images of the work with a statement. Don’t hesitate to get in touch about any questions or pop in for a chat on Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays between 10am – 5pm.

Exhibition Opportunities 

Our team of volunteers are open to exhibition and event proposals throughout the year.

The space is spread across the ground floor of the Pentagon Centre, with a hanging system that accommodates framed 2 dimensional work and free standing sculpture or jewellery, for which we can provide plinths and glass cabinets.

We are particularly interested in artists responding to Six Foot Gallery’s unique space and we are looking to collaborate both in and outside of the gallery in 2017.

Please send any proposals or enquiries to the team at sixfootgallery@gmail.com.