National Portrait Gallery
Art viewing: 2:30 - 3:00 PM
Discussion: 3.00 - 3.30 PM in the Liangis theatre, National Portrait Gallery
Host: Marina Neilson, contact Marina 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.
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.
Marina will be waiting at 2.30pm with a trolley of stools in the Gordon Darling Hall. You will view three selected portraits in the gallery on your own or with family and friends, there will also be others participating in the program. Please note that this viewing experience is largely self directed, Marina will move between the portraits simply to provide informal conversation. View each work for 5 to 10 minutes, there will be an additional portrait selected for those who view the works more quickly. At 3.00pm there will be a discussion about your experiences in the Liangis theatre located at the National Portrait Gallery.
Please bring a notebook or sketchpad and pencil (no other writing or drawing materials are permitted in the gallery).
The selected portraits are:
Simone Young by Bill Henson
Portrait of Tam Purves by John Brack
Robert Drewe (in the swell) by Nicholas Harding
You do not have to study the works or art before the day. Slow Art Day is not about sharing our expertise but about experiencing art in a new way and sharing that experience.