Manchester Art Gallery

Be still at Thursday lates

Stillness comes when we allow things to be just as they are for now- in this moment.

Manchester Art Gallery
Thursday 25 February 2016, 5pm–8pm

The deep stillness we seek does not arise because the world is still, or the mind is quiet, it comes when we allow things to be just as they are for now- in this moment. Professor Mark Williams, Oxford University

Join us for live music, talks on art and a special Japanese-inspired Mindful marks with artist Naomi Kendrick.

In focus: Interior, Gwen John, The Good Samaritan, George Frederick Watts and Filter by Antony Gormley. As well as our Japanese Contemporary Design exhibition.


• 5-6pm Sounds portraits with Epiphany

• 5-7pm Mindful marks: de-stress and draw drop-in workshop

• 7-8pm Curator Lesley Sutton discusses selected artworks in the trail

Free, no need to book.
Everyone welcome.

What is the Passion Art Trail?

We’re proud to be part of the Passion Art Trail. The trail is a visual pilgrimage hosted by 6 key cultural venues across the city of Manchester during the season of Lent. The trail encourages the public to explore both sacred and secular spaces to experience moments of mindfulness, stillness and meaningful reflection within their busy working day in a fast moving city.

Host venues: Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester Cathedral, The John Rylands Library, St Ann’s Church, The Hidden Gem and Ziferblat.

Share your photos of stillness using #BestillMcr @PassionArtTrail and see them here.

For more information please contact Louise Thompson Learning manager: Health and wellbeing.

Tel: 0161 235 8844