Slow Art Day 2013
A discussion-based tour with a difference
Slow Art Day is all about getting to know artworks better by simply taking the time to look – slowly. This year at the Gallery we have chosen works that span our diverse collection, each one made from very different materials. Moving from artwork to artwork, we will encounter five cultures and five completely different ways of making art – from Arnhem Land bark painting to 12th-century Korean porcelain to a 1960s assemblage made from found objects.
No prior knowledge or experience is necessary – just come along and immerse yourself in the art. We will take time to look quietly at each artwork, then casually discuss it in a small, friendly group.
Meet your hosts, Annabel and Josephine, at the information desk. We will spend two hours viewing the works, then head to the Gallery cafe for lunch together at 1pm (if you wish to stay; you’ll need to buy your own lunch).
This year’s artworks are:
- John Mawurndjul Mardayin ceremony 2000
- Alberto Giacometti Woman of Venice VII 1956
- Giulio Cesare Procaccini The Lowering of the Cross with Sts Mary Magdalene, Augustine, Jerome and Angels c1618
- Colin Lanceley Gemini 1964
- Korean celadon ceramics from the 12th century in Soul of simplicity
Image: Giulio Cesare Procaccini The Lowering of the Cross with Sts Mary Magdalene, Augustine, Jerome and Angels c1618 (detail)