National Portrait Gallery
Saturday 12 April
Art viewing: 2.00 - 3.00 PM
Discussion 3.00 - 4.00PM
Host: Pauline McCreath
Slow Art Day is a worldwide celebration of art that encourages people to look at art SLOWLY – and thereby experience art in a new way. You can see more about Slow Art Day and the mission behind it on our website: http://SlowArtDay.com.
As Slow Art Day approaches, you’ll hear from your host with more information, as well as instructions about what to do when you arrive for Slow Art Day.
Pauline will meet participants in the Gordon Darling Hall at 2pm.
2- 3pm: You will view some or all of the selected portraits in the galleries, on your own or with family/friends. This is a self-directed time to look closely and experience the art works while spending at least 10 minutes with each portrait. Pauline will move between the portraits to provide informal conversation.
From 3-4pm in the Education Studio there will be a discussion to share your insights and experiences. Tea/coffee provided
Please bring a notebook or sketchpad & a pencil for use in the galleries (no other writing/drawing materials permitted in galleries). Stools will be provided.
The selected portraits are:
Justice Michael Kirby 1998 by Ralph Heimans
Charles Tao 2011 by Adam Chang
Maria 1985 by Michael Riley
Emily Kame Kngwarrey with Lily 1993 by Jenny Sages
Self portrait in plus fours 1939 by Lyndon Dadswell
Jessie Gibbon 1833 (Jessie, Lady Eyre WIlliams) by Claude Marie Dubufe