In the moment: the art of wellbeing

An exhibition selected from the Arts Council Collection.

In the moment: the art of wellbeing at Beningbrough Hall explores how art can help relaxation and provide a break from life’s daily worries. Inspired by research that visiting an art gallery is good for your health, the exhibition created in partnership with the Arts Council Collection, features the works of high profile artists such as L.S. Lowry, Tracey Emin, Damien Hirst, Henry Moore and Marc Chagall.

The use of sculpture, colour or intricate sketching alongside interactive techniques allows visitors to explore their own personal responses to the art. 

From the translucent and colour-shifting Doryphoros sculpture by Matthew Darbyshire standing tall in the Great Hall, to the optical illusion of colour from Bridget Riley in the Saloon and the engaging and immersive detail of Doing, Thinking, Speaking by Lisa Milroy, the artworks are curated to encourage visitors to explore the ‘five ways to wellbeing’ - to connect, be active, give, keep learning and take notice. 

Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens is open for the main season from Tuesday 3 March until Sunday 1 November 2020, Tuesdays to Sundays plus Mondays in June – August and bank holidays.

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