My first job: Diana Cherry

Diana Cherry at her current position as a volunteer at the Hillview Sculpture Biennial. Photo: supplied.

Diana Cherry at her current position as a volunteer at the Hillview Sculpture Biennial. Photo: supplied.

Although Southern Highlands resident Diana Cherry is retired, she spends her spare time out in the community assisting others. 

Diana landed her first job when she was fifteen as a sales assistant at a pharmacy.

She would assist customers, dust and merchandise stock.

When her time at the pharmacy came to an end, she moved to London for 10 years where she worked as a photographers agent.

More recently, the experienced woman worked in sales and marketing for hotels and a tourism venue in both Sydney and the Southern Highlands.

Diana is now retired, but gives back to the community in her spare time by volunteering at the Hillview Sculpture Biennial.

As a volunteer, Diana said she interacts with the visitors and answers any questions about the art installations and general customer relations.

“I love the setting and history at Hillview for this exhibition and have met some interesting people,” Diana said.

“Meeting some of the artists has been inspiring and has given me an appreciation of their artistic talent.”

Diana said she was amused when a six-year-old student asked her if volunteering at Hillview meant she was an artist.

“I said, no. I am looking after the sculptures for the artist,” the volunteer said.

The Hillview Sculpture Biennial will run until May 27 at 7277 Illawarra Highway, Sutton Forest.

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