16 Apr The Sarjeant volunteers: you help our world go round
Our volunteers at the Sarjeant help us with a multitude of different tasks each month. What would we do without you?
From helping set up, serve, then pack down (and do the dishes) at events, openings and launches through to sorting, stuffing, labelling the envelopes for this mailing of the Sarjeant Quarterly we regularly rely on the benevolence of our ‘vollies’. A regular group of volunteers comes into Sarjeant on the Quay every few weeks to pick up and distribute the Sarjeant Gallery flyers that you see around town – and importantly to remove the old out of date ones!
The regular distribution of these is so important as it is one of our most direct ways of communicating with the public and letting them know about our new exhibitions and events. We would particularly like to thank Ailsa Stewart, Anne Webber, Anne Devonshire, Caroline Samuel, Di McIntosh, Jenny Shaw, Libby Wood and Nicki Higgie who help out in this way every few weeks each visiting the same group of organisations again and again.
You are to many in Whanganui the face of the Sarjeant Gallery and we heartily thank you for being an ambassador on our behalf! We also would like to thank all the organisation who support us by displaying our event and exhibition flyers for free – and we encourage you to support them in return. These organisations are: 141 Bakery & Coffee Shop, 151 on London Motel, 25 Somme Parade Cafe/Restaurant, Ambrosia Delicatessen, Article Cafe, Roast House Bakery Express and Cafe, the Brick House Restaurant & Function Centre, Cactus Creme Café, Caroline’s Boatshed Bar & Eatery, Chic Hairdressing, Davis Library, Eastside Dairy, Fine Arts Gallery, Funky Duck Café, Gatshack Music, Georges Fisheries, Gonville Cafe Library, Gonville Health, Honest Kitchen, Jane Winstone Retirement Village, Jolt, Kristy’s Café, Masonic Court, Mint Café, Mischief on Guyton, Monaghans Barbershop, New World Whanganui, NZ Glassworks, Paiges Book Gallery, Pita Pit, Pukeko’s Nest Café, Recaffeinate, Red Eye Café, Red Lion Inn, River City Press, Rivercity Picture Framers, Rivercity Press, Riverview Motel, Rutland Arms Inn, Savages Hilltop Bakery, Space Gallery, St Johns Pharmacy, Stellar Restaurant & Bar, Sue Cooke Gallery, Summerset Retirement Village, TAB Sports Bar, Tamara Riverside Backpackers Lodge, The Citadel Café, The Grand Hotel, The Rayner Brothers Gallery, The Villa Coffee House, The Women’s Network, The Yellow House Café, UCOL, Victoria Court, Victorias T42 Café, Vostinar Gallery, Waimarie River Boat Centre & Museum, Whanganui Furnishers, Whanganui i-site Visitor Information Centre, Whanganui Regional Museum, WHMilbank Gallery and Wild Oats.
Thank you to our volunteers and the shops and businesses who support the Sarjeant Gallery in this way. We look forward to seeing you all again when COVID-19 alert levels allow.