Five more mindful art guides have been created by the council’s museum team following the success of the online guided tours during recent lockdown periods.
During a social media campaign last year, the public chose which artworks would be featured in the new guides.
As well as the iconic ‘Elevenses’, and the mysterious ‘Dutch Fishmarket,’ on display there are also works by a range of artists, including Fred Elwell, such as ‘The Wheelwright’s Shop’, ‘Scarborough from the Spa’, and ‘Menton de la Tete de Chien’, as well as the iconic ‘Elevenses’ and the mysterious ‘Dutch Fishmarket’.
With each guide, the viewer is guided to engage with the artwork in a mindful way, promoting a calm and reflective state of mind, enhancing the viewer’s well-being, led by mindfulness practitioner Sally Edward of Kindmind.
Museums and Archives Manager Nial Adams said:
“These online guides have so far proven popular and also very useful for people in these challenging times.”
“I am very pleased that we are able to launch a further five in the series, and I have no doubt they will help their audience to appreciate the artwork whilst helping their mental health at the same time.”
You can find the new guides on the East Riding Libraries, Museums and Archives YouTube channel, under the playlist called ‘Mindfulness at Beverley Art Gallery.
It is also possible for viewers to access the playlist of mindful art on the eastridingmuseums.co.uk/wellbeing website
Moreover, a number of audio mindful art guides are available for five artworks on permanent display in the gallery on the wellbeing page, which can be downloaded to a personal device and used during a visit to the gallery.