Beverley Art Gallery is releasing more mindful art recordings in the run-up to Christmas, part of the gallery's Mindful Engagement with Art Project.
Mindfulness is a meditation technique that requires nothing but a few minutes of a person's time to be spent focused - in the case of Beverley Art Gallery, this focus is aimed at paintings from their collection.
The latest painting to be featured is 'The Wreath' by Mary Elwell from 1909, and the video for this painting will be issued on Wednesday, 16 December at 11.30am. The video will offer a mindful meditation guided by mindfulness expert Sally Edward, followed by the art gallery curator Helena Cox providing some insight into the history of the painting.
The next video to be issued on Wednesday, 23 December at 11.30am will feature a Fred Elwell's famous Self-portrait from 1933. This s one of the most iconic paintings in the gallery's collection, and shows Fred Elwell as an elegant, successful and confident painter.
By Christmas, there will be a set of five mindfulness videos available to view.
Virtual visitors can immerse themselves in the paintings and find a new fresh and indulgent way of exploring these works of art. As a result, they will feel refreshed and uplifted by the experience.
These latest recordings are being developed together with Mindfulness expert Sally Edward from K