Art Meditation: Walter & Zoniel
Thursday 5 September: 9.45am – 11am
Friday 6 September: 9:45am – 11am
FREE (booking required)
A four-stage journey through relaxation, awareness, connection and empowerment in or main gallery space, pre-public opening.
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Artist duo Walter & Zoniel bring their Art Enlightens meditation practice from Friday Lates at the National Portrait Gallery, to Hastings Contemporary. Art Enlightens is an experiential practice that can be realised by people of all ages and all levels of experience. Zero former knowledge or understanding of art is required. The practice is about forming a uniquely strong and personal bond between an individual and artwork, creating a basis for individuals to experience art on their own terms, in their own headspace, and through their own senses, enhancing the experience of connection with art for current gallery-goers and empowering those who may not usually engage in these spaces or even with art at all. Through a series of simple meditations, attendees will be taken on a four-stage journey through relaxation, awareness, connection and empowerment, engaging them with their personal relationship with an artwork.
Walter & Zoniel have created this work as progression in their practice and a natural step of their belief that Art is For Everyone. Their work deals predominantly with the human relationship to the sublime, manifesting in a dynamic range of physical and immersive forms. Through these means they explore everyday access points to the sublime, and the manner in which we allow or disallow ourselves these experiences. Their studies materialise in works exploring our relationships with nature, the cosmos, the cellular, the social, identity, and awareness. They have integrated many elements of meditation and mindfulness into their artworks and their Art Enlightens work sees them put the act of meditation at the fore.