Jonathan


It's the roof of York railway station. I took the picture while staying in York for the weekend.
It's an amazing structure and it appealed to my interest of architecture.

Hi Jonathan, tell us a little about yourself!

I’m originally from Hartlepool, but lived in North Shields for 10 years. For the last 8 years I worked as a project manager in manufacturing/construction, but last year decided I wanted to follow my passion for contemporary art. The Globe seemed to be the ideal place to learn about the day to day running of a contemporary art gallery.

How long have you been volunteering at Globe?

2 days a week since April 2011

Likes?

Dragon boating, keeping fit, architecture, contemporary art/photography galleries and restaurants.

Dislikes?

Excessive supermarket packaging (it’s just not necessary)

Pencil or Pen?

Pen, “There is no shame in scribbling out mistakes” Gemma

Favourite Artist?

Jackson Pollock

We love books! What is the last book you've read, and why should we read it?

I tend to read books in fits and starts, read loads in a few weeks, then nothing for months. I have however recently read ‘Long Way Round – Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman’ one of those books you just can’t put down. The book is a fascinating, highly entertaining story of how the pair realised there dream to ride 20,000 miles around the world on BMW motorbikes. It describes the their highs and lows, and how anything is achievable if you really want it.

Where would be your dream place to live?

Nepal!

What is your favourite spot (pub, club, gallery :), hill, etc.)?

Collingwood Monument, Tynemouth

Your most favourite hot drink?

Fresh coffee

 

Thanks Jonathan for your answers! It was nice to get to know you better!