344 Swanston St
Monday 3 October: 12pm – 1.30pm, 2.30pm – 4pm
Tuesday 4 October: 12pm – 1.30pm, 2.30pm – 4pm
Wednesday 5 October: 12pm – 1.30pm, 2.30pm – 4pm
* The gallery is closed to the public on Mondays, but open to the public 11am – 5pm Tuesday and Wednesday, so please note some of the sessions will have other people moving through the space during the session.
The Mindful Art Project encourages participants to connect with artworks and the present moment in quiet, playful and imaginative ways to improve their mental health and wellbeing.
The Mindful Art project invites you into playful happenings, imaginative possibilities, and silent exchanges with artworks. Encounters like these can uplift and improve your mental health and wellbeing.
Drawing on art therapy and facilitated by practising artist-educators Live Particle (Angela Clarke & Camilla Maling), this project will contribute to improvements in wellbeing, belonging and inclusion. The Mindful Art Project uses the RMIT cultural collections and pieces that resonate with mindful moving and meditation practices.
Image: Camilla Maling, Paper Sewing
Live Particle is an independent embodied education and therapeutics provider delivering classes, art interventions, courses and online resources for people of all ages and abilities. Live Particle is the collaboration of Angela Clarke PhD and Camilla Maling (art therapist), who are embodiment, education, and creative practice specialists. They craft experiential sensory encounters for physical and mental wellbeing. Both with 20+ years as multi-disciplinary artist/educators Camilla and Angela respectively have worked in studios, universities, communities and schools and supported people in physical and mental health, creative practice, body awareness, various movement and vocal practices, performance, storytelling and improvisation. Live Particle is dedicated to delivering sustainable pathways for healthy, connected, and creative communities through embodied practice.
The concept of ‘Mindful Museums’ have become embedded in cultural organisations over the past decade, as art galleries and museums can provide an accessible space for audiences to explore the concept of mindfulness. Visitors can find their place and connect with the present moment, in the context of people’s stories throughout history, allowing people time to reflect and to gather their thoughts.
The Mindful Art Project has been developed by RMIT Culture, with Live Particle, RMIT Creative Communities and student collaborators to explore the concept of mindfulness while connecting audiences to the RMIT University Art Collection, which comprises more than 1500 works of art, including painting, sculpture, photography, prints and drawings, gold and silversmithing, and works in new media.
Visit the Mindful Art Project at RMIT Gallery for a facilitated mindful art encounter with Live Particle and their student collaborators at their scheduled sessions.