March 2021 – Southampton City Art Gallery

News Archice March 2021

Mindful Moments #6 In their shoes

30 Mar 2021

For this exercise we look at a portrait, to explore the influence of others on our mood and the perceptions we have about others. Our everyday interactions with people can be more stimulating than we might realise and the image of a person represented in artwork can have a similar effect. It could be a subtle look or an obvious emotion.  This exercise is useful in understanding our responses... Read More »

Mindful Moments #5 Feeling the Mood

23 Mar 2021

 In this exercise we look at a piece of artwork whilst inducing a meditative state, to explore feeling, mood and tone within art, observing the effect it has on us. Feeling the Mood can be particularly useful for people who find themselves wrapped up in details, who feel disconnected to their emotions or who rarely find moments to be peaceful. By focusing on our own breathing,... Read More »

Mindful Moments #4 Creating a Story

16 Mar 2021

Welcome to the fourth episode of Mindful Moments, in this exercise we look at a piece of artwork and create a story from it, to explore the effect of imagination on our state of mind. The artwork that we are drawn to can tell us about our desires, whilst our imagination might unearth hidden thoughts and feelings. Imagination itself is also very useful in relaxing the body and mind, with... Read More »

Mindful Moments #3 Observant vs Immersive

5 Mar 2021

This weeks Mindful Moment exercise is titled ‘Observant vs Immersive.' In this exercise we look at the same artwork twice, from two opposing perspectives, to explore the differences in how we feel and what we experience depending on where we’re standing. This exercise is useful when looking to switch perspective to give us an indication of our current, preferred stance; it can... Read More »

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