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Art in mind

Peaceful, mindfulness sessions

Art in mind is a mindfulness program that invites you to enjoy works of art through slow looking to encourage bringing greater depth of awareness to what we see. Sessions are an intimate and exclusive experience not to be missed. Sharing the whole space with only 18 other participants, you’ll get to know artworks in a new and enriching way.

Open to participants from all walks of life, these monthly Art in mind sessions take place in front of various works from the Gallery’s collection in a peaceful and private environment, before the Gallery doors open to the public in the morning. Led by mindfulness teacher Steve Pozel, you will use meditation and mindfulness strategies to engage deeply with one artwork at a time, observing its physical characteristics in a focused and attentive way. Steve creates an atmosphere conducive to staying 'in the moment’ and honing the sense of sight.

After the viewing, enjoy sharing your mindful experience with other participants over a fragrant cup of tea made with fresh garden herbs in the Chiswick at the Gallery restaurant.

Steve Pozel has worked with leading creatives across design, craft, architecture and visual arts over the last three decades. He was director of The Power Plant, Canada’s premiere centre for contemporary art, before his role as CEO and creative director of the Australian Design Centre in Sydney. In more recent years, he has been pursuing an exploration around the intersection between creativity, innovation and mindfulness within both the educational and corporate sectors.

Art in mind occurs once a month. Check back for upcoming dates.

Various Fridays in 2018, 8.30am
See listing for details

$70 adult
$60 member
$60 concession
Plus $2 online transaction fee

See also: Art in mind: Rembrandt

Duration 2 hours
Location: Ticketing and information desk

February session CANCELLED

Buy February session via qtix

Note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event will no longer go ahead. The Gallery apologises for any inconvenience.


Friday 23 February 2018 8:30am – 10:30am

March session

Friday 16 March 2018 8:30am – 10:30am

April session

Friday 20 April 2018 8:30am – 10:30am