Mindfulness in Abstraction presents a collection of work curated with the intention of exploring the notion that, for the sake of sanity, we might break from thoughts of our current global predicament and find a moment of repose. There is a great deal of power in the act of simply observing and absorbing; slowing down and shifting from rapid patterns of thought to a more focused and streamlined state. Engaging with the works in this collection requires the ability to be still in the act of seeing; to consume line, space, colour and texture and to consider shape and form, allowing the underlying quality or feeling to be taken in like breath. This is a moment without politics, data, logistics or preoccupations, but rather one of simplicity, harmony, emotion and beauty. A moment of freedom from the incessant barrage of information and a chance to recalibrate and find some space and clarity.
TOP: Robyn Warren, Not titled, 2019, paint pen on paper, 38 x 56 cm, RW19-0006
MIDDLE: Rebecca Scibilia, Not titled, 2007, paint pen on paper, 28.5 x 38 cm, RS07-0003
MIDDLE: Kaye McDonald, Not titled, 2017, glazed earthenware, 20 x 27.5 x 4 cm, KMC17-0005
BOTTOM: Ruth Howard, Not titled, 2019, glazed earthenware, 7 x 22 x 18 cm, RHC19-0012