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Slow Art Day Napier Announces 2014 Event

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8 April 2014

Slow Art Day Napier Announces 2014 Event

This announcement marks the 6th annual global Slow Art Day.

Slow Art Day, the international grassroots movement, announced that MTG Hawke’s Bay in Napier will host an event during the sixth annual global Slow Art Day on April 12th, 2014. MTG’s event joins a distinguished and growing group of more than 160 events planned at galleries around the world. Event registration is available at http://slowartmtg2014.eventbrite.com

Since its founding in 2009, Slow Art Day has grown from a single event held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City to more than 200 events worldwide in 2013. "Slow Art Day has grown so quickly because it is a powerful and simple way to experience art,” says founder Phil Terry, CEO of the experience design firm Creative Good.

MTG Hawke’s Bay is hosting its first Slow Art Day event. “Art can feel completely indecipherable to the average viewer, myself included,” says Todd Dixon, MTG’s Public Programmes Coordinator and host of theApril 12th event. “The Slow Art Day movement has shown that anybody, anywhere in the world, can connect with these artworks. You just need to spend a little time with them.”

Slow Art Day was created as a grassroots movement to support museums and art galleries around the world by empowering museum visitors to change their museum experience and learn how to look at and love art. Unlike the standard eight second view, Slow Art Day participants are asked to spend an hour or more looking at just five pieces of art.

This free event at MTG will begin at 10:30am on April 12, 2014 and feature works from the new suite ofexhibitions due to open on 29th March. Participants will enjoy a guided tour of the art by the event host, Todd Dixon. Following the viewing, participants will meet over lunch at Emporium Eatery & Bar to discuss the art and their experience.

Additional information about Slow Art Day can be found at www.slowartday.com

Participants can register for the event at http://slowartmtg2014.eventbrite.com or by contacting
Todd Dixon
Public Programmes Coordinator
p (06) 833 9795
e events@mtghawkesbay.com

About Slow Art Day
Slow Art Day is an all-volunteer, self-organized, annual global event that aims to transform the art-viewing experience. One day each year – April 28 in 2012 – people all over the world visit local museums and galleries to look at five pieces of art for an hour or more. After their individual slow viewing, participants meet together to talk about their experience. Volunteer hosts organize the local events using the tools and support available at the Slow Art Day website. Museums and galleries are invited to host Slow Art Day –and many do – though in many cases community volunteers take responsibility to organize the events.

Slow Art Day contact information:
w www.mtghawkesbay.com
www.slowArtDay.com
f www.facebook.com/mtghawkesbay
www.facebook.com/SlowArtDay
twitter @SlowArtDay
tumblr SlowArtDay.Tumblr.com

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