Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery will mark Slow Art Day this month, with two special events as part of its SAVOUR and Invested exhibitions.
Slow Art Day has a simple mission – to help more people discover the joy of looking at and loving art for themselves – encouraging the community to slow down and take in the beauty that is around them.
As part of the day on Saturday 22 May, the Artist’s Table and Artist Talks events will provide visitors the opportunity to meet the artists behind the SAVOUR and Invested exhibitions currently on display.
Bundaberg Regional Council Arts portfolio spokesperson Cr John Learmonth said the opportunity to attend the events was very exciting for the region.
“We are excited to be able to celebrate Slow Art Day at Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery, and we couldn’t have asked for a more fitting exhibition than SAVOUR,” Cr John Learmonth said.
“As part of the experience visitors are asked to take 10 minutes to look at each artwork and engage in discussions around their discoveries, with the goal of focusing on the art and the art of seeing.”
Bundaberg Regional Galleries Director Rebecca McDuff said, in general, people spent a very limited time viewing artworks, so slowing down may help them to see a different perspective.
“We know that visitors usually spend just 17 seconds looking at each artwork,” Rebecca said.
“For slow art day we ask that visitors slow down and take in more than that.
“The works, created by Marian Drew, John Honeywell, Linde Ivimey, Dylan Sarra, and Chloe Smith, are thought provoking and lend themselves to discussion after the viewings.”
These events are expected to be in high demand, so secure your tickets for the Artist’s Table event quickly.
The Artist’s Table
This event is an exclusive evening of slow food and art conversation with acclaimed artists Linde Ivimey, Marian Drew, Chloe Smith & Dylan Sarra. Tickets are very limited.
Date: Saturday 22 May
Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Cost: $75pp inc. 2 drinks, dinner & artist conversation.
Buy tickets here.
Join artists from Savour and Invested as they talk about their slow art experiences and the act of engaging with the artworks.
Date: Saturday 22 May
Times: 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm
Free sessions – no bookings required
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