As part of ‘World Wellbeing Week’ the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) have launched a series of free programs to experience in July, collectively titled Art Flow.
Art Flow has been in the works for the past two years as the MCA collaborated with The Mind Room, a psychology practice based in Melbourne. Dr Jo Mitchell from The Mind Room said –
Art Flow will be available to those over 18 years of age. In each session visitors will be guided on a 45-minute contemplative experience lead by artist-educators, the gallery says it’s an opportunity to both reflect on a MCA Collection artwork, and perhaps look inwards, in new ways.
With no prior knowledge of art necessary, Gill Nicol, MCA Director, Audience Engagement said the program was partly inspired as a response to the pandemic. She continues “Being with art can help reduce stress and be a powerful source of wellbeing … It’s an invitation to visitors to experience something new and has the potential to connect back to yourself through art.”
- Saturday 2 July artwork: Angela Tiatia, Lick, 2015
- Thursday 7 July and Saturday 9 July, artwork: Elizabeth Mipilanggurr Bamagora (conical pandanus palm mat) 2001
- Thursday 14 July and Saturday 16 July, artwork: Nicholas Mangan, A World Undone, 2012
- Thursday 21 July and Saturday 23 July, artwork: Khadim Ali, The Haunted Lotus, 2011-2012