News Archice February 2021

Mindful Moments #2 One Point of Focus

28 Feb 2021

Mindfulness has a strong association with meditative benefits, however we can employ mindfulness in a host of situations beyond simply trying to feel happier and calmer. It can help us to understand feelings of anger, frustration, sadness, grief, resentment, envy, fear, anxiety, excitement and joy. Our second Mindfulness exercise, One Point of Focus, could be useful for people who find it... Read More »

5: LGBT+ History Month: featured artworks from the City’s Collection

28 Feb 2021

For the final day of LGBT+ History Month, we are sharing another artwork chosen and explored by members of the LGBTQ+ community. Today, we’re sharing Jenny Baynham’s choice: “My chosen artwork is 'Iris O2' by Lucy Ash. This resonates with me because the background to this work is Hate Crime within the LGBTQ community. I'm a gay woman who had a gay brother who was killed for being gay.... Read More »

Mindful Moments

21 Feb 2021

Every Monday, we will be publishing Mindful Moments, a selection of nine Mindfulness exercises for you to try out with artworks from the City's collection, art at home, objects or even the view from your window. We hope they will give you some ideas to start with and later create your own practices from.  General mindfulness practices will benefit most people initially, but over time... Read More »

4: LGBT+ History Month: featured artworks from the City’s Collection

21 Feb 2021

Have you ever found an artwork you felt represented you? Maybe it resonated in some way, captured a feeling, and idea or a moment in time. To mark LGBT+ History month, we've asked people from the LGBTQ+ community to select artworks from our collection which, for whatever reason, feel represent them. Today, David Bailey has chosen Red Landscape by Graham Sutherland and John Piper's Portland... Read More »

3: LGBT+ History Month: featured artworks from the City’s Collection

18 Feb 2021

As LGBT+ History Month continues, members of the LGBTQ+ community share pieces from our collection which resonate. Toby Kenyon shares his thoughts about his choice, Robert Kitchener, painted by Robert A. Buhler   "This painting makes me think of that lovely moment when you are reading on the sofa and you unconsciously look up from your book and drift into... Read More »

2: LGBT+ History Month: featured artworks from the City’s Collection

17 Feb 2021

In the second post marking LGBTQ+ History Month, we're sharing The First Dragon by Maggi Hambling, chosen by former chair of Stonewall, Jan Gooding.   "I'm choosing Maggi Hambling's 'First Dragon' sculpture to represent me. It is a stunning piece I would love to own. Maggi is not only one of our most cherished British artists, but has also been a role model and activist for gay rights.... Read More »

1: LGBT+ History Month: featured artworks from the City’s Collection

9 Feb 2021

In the first of a series of posts marking LGBT+ History Month, we're sharing an artwork from our collection chosen by artist Lucy Ash. Trick, by Derek Jarman.   '''Trick' is an example of Jarman not following the crowd when other artists looked to the US in the early 60's. In the same way I try to be true to myself. Being gay cast a shadow over his life but he was open & brave &... Read More »

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