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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.

Mindfulness Monday

Slow Looking

Monday 18 October 2021
12:30 – 1:30pm AEDT
Live online

Bookings essential - free

This free program will be delivered using Zoom.

Mindfulness Monday is an opportunity to come together as a community and practice looking, talking, listening, and engaging with art and each other.

It is a little different to our other virtual programs. In one hour, we will focus on just two image discussions. The first will take place with the whole group, the second with smaller groups in Zoom breakout rooms.  

We will explore the images by sharing observations, imaginations, interpretations and speculations. You can speak in the discussion by raising your ‘digital hand’ (found in the ‘Reactions’ part of the Zoom menu) and unmuting if called on by the facilitator.

Feel free to keep your cameras on, and to rename yourself so that your actual name is displayed through Zoom. And we’ll all be using the Chat function sparingly, mainly for welcomes and farewells.

This program was created using Visual Thinking Strategies to explore art.
The National Portrait Gallery is an affiliate organisation of Visual Thinking Strategies: vtshome.org

Access information

Make a booking and the Gallery will email you details on how to connect with us using Zoom.

Other ways to book: Phone 02 6102 7070 or email bookings@npg.gov.au

Visual Thinking Strategies

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders past and present. We respectfully advise that this site includes works by, images of, names of, voices of and references to deceased people.

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