Anna Bokström And Nina Bacos Photography, At Dunoon Burgh Hall, Part Of The Bread Boy Of Herculaneum Exhibition Feb 2024, Credit Lily Vaughan

Reconnected Traineeship

From January to April 2024, CHARTS were delighted to host Lily Vaughan, from Innellan near Dunoon, on a four-month traineeship supported by Kirsty MacNab, Research Manager, The Argyll Collection, Reconnected. Lily’s traineeship culminated with Awaken, The Argyll Collection, an exhibition curated by Lily featuring 12 works from The Argyll Collection, held at Dunoon Burgh Hall, 10 to 28 April 2024. 

Throughout her traineeship, Lily gained experience in researching an art collection, selecting works for exhibition, developing an exhibition layout, writing exhibition interpretation, checking if artworks are in suitable condition for display, transporting artworks, and installing them on gallery walls. Developing her curatorial practice, Lily chose to engage visitors through the theme of the five senses, adding a new dimension to the art experience, allowing visitors not only to see but also hear, smell, and touch the art.

In addition to the fantastic display, Lily also used her passion for her own creative practice to develop and deliver a number of creative workshops. These took place with pupils at Dunoon Grammar School and with members of the public at Dunoon Burgh Hall. In these sessions, people had the opportunity to create linocuts and paper flowers in response to Caroline Hemming’s June Hedgerow and to practice clay slab-building techniques to create pieces inspired by the techniques used to make Katie Horsman’s Sleck Cow

Lily’s practical work experience was underpinned by the SVQ unit Support the Organisation of an Exhibition or Event. We are delighted that Lily was successful in achieving this qualification.

To find out more about Lily’s time, please see the blogs below. 

This traineeship was made possible with the support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund as part of Argyll Aspires, supporting young people to learn supporting young people to learn more about their heritage.

The Argyll Collection Reconnected