The National Gallery has had enough of you philistines not taking the time to appreciate the true genius of the art works they go to the trouble of placing before you.
On average, a visitor spends 17 seconds or less looking at an individual work of art. Slow Art Day encourages a more contemplative approach to art and is celebrated in over 75 galleries throughout the world. The Slow Art 2011 website includes a full list of cities who are participating.
Enjoy some of the national art collection highlights, including Emily Kam Kngwarray’s Yam awely 1995 and Grace Cossington Smith’s Interior in yellow 1962, and give them the attention they deserve. Then join the group for a lively facilitated discussion over lunch. Participants to purchase their own lunch.
If you plan on taking part they’d like you to register.
Particularly exciting is that they’re going to do a sunrise session in the astonishing “Within without 2010”. (pictured in part above).