Chris O'Brien Shanahan
Waterford Slow Art Day
12am to 1pm, at Theatre Royal & Café Royal, City Hall, Waterford
What is involved?
At a time that suits between 11 and 1 spend five to ten minutes quietly observing the artworks. Simply: slow down; view the selected artwork; choose another; relax and reflect slowly. Then, when you are ready, enjoy a leisurely coffee (your own expense) and discuss the experience.
Selected artwork from Waterford Municipal Art Collection:
Slow Art Day, a global annual event run by volunteers, celebrates the joy of looking at art slowly. It was conceived in 2009 in response to research that found people leave galleries tired not inspired … The aim is to facilitate engagement with art in a new way … ‘if you look slowly, your experience will be transformed.’
The Slow Movement, which includes ‘slow’ food, travel, and gardening, supports a cultural shift toward slowing down life's pace… www.slowart.com
Waterford volunteer host : Chris O’Brien Shanahan
Chris would like to thank Waterford City Council Arts Office and the staff at the Theatre Royal and Café Royal for their cooperation
|© Chris O'Brien Shanahan 2006- 2014, all images, paintings, photographs © Christine O'Brien Shanahan|