Art Gallery of New South Wales
Art viewing: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Lunch: 1:00 PM - 2.00 PM
At Gallery Cafe
Hosts: Annabel Baxter & Josephine Touma contact Josephine via e-mail
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.
Slow Art Day is all about getting to know artworks better by simply taking the time to look—slowly. This year, at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, we have chosen 5 works that span the Gallery’s diverse collections, 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 on the Ground Level at 11am. We will spend 2 hours viewing the works, then head to the Gallery cafe for lunch together at 1pm (if you wish to stay). Please note, you will need to purchase your own lunch.
Free, but bookings are essential.
This year’s artworks are:
(Yiribana Gallery, Lower Level 3)
(Modern Gallery, Lower Level 2)
(Asian Gallery, Lower Level 1)
(Grand Courts, Ground Level)
(Australian Galleries, Ground Level)