Over the last few years I have worked on many varied and interesting projects. The current trend for incorporating mindfulness practices into public spaces is something that I feel very passionate about. Here is a brief overview of some of the projects I am currently involved in or have completed in the last couple of years.
YORKSHIRE SCULPTURE PARK
The Yorkshire Sculpture Park is an open-air gallery in West Bretton near Wakefield in West Yorkshire, England, showing work by British and international artists, including Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth.
Their Art & Wellbeing co-Ordinator Rachel Massey contracted kindmind to work alongside her and the park to design, test and deliver a number of new and exciting ways to bring mindfulness practices to art appreciation, walking in the park and enhancing wellbeing.
Offerings include “Still Looking” a new way to be with art using mindfulness practice.
“Mindful Moments” private slow-viewing events with each major exhibition.
“Slow Art Day” an international event to promote longer linger time in galleries.
“Mindful Walk” events which involve guided mindful meditation to experience the art and landscape of the park in a different way.
kirklees museums and galleries
Alongside Rebecca Bracey, kindmind was contracted to design, test and deliver “Mindful Art” sessions working with the collection at Huddersfield Art Gallery. Half hour lunchtime provide busy town centre workers with an oasis of peace and calm and a chance to just be with art in a beautiful space.
As part of the same project, recordings of guided meditations using specific art pieces are available for anyone visiting the gallery.
Oakwell Hall was the setting for another kindmind led event which incorporated the grounds of the Hall as well as it’s incredible interior and permanent collection.
the treasure house, Beverley, east riding of Yorkshire
I am currently involved in developing a pilot scheme to offer weekly sessions using mindfulness practice alongside the permanent collection at the Treasure House art gallery and museum in Beverley.