“It is the strange lot of young mothers to be never alone, but often lonely. […] for many women, particularly those heroic superbeings we call single mothers, loneliness stalks the days like a tiger. […] You can smell a new mother’s hunger for company like the tang of vinegar, a little too strong, a little too sour.” Nell Frizzell, The … More Art for Baby – creativity and mental health for mothers and babies
Following the success of our first GoMA Youth Group (GYG), we’d like to invite all young people aged 16-25 to take part in our 2020/21 programme. We are looking for people with an interest in museums and galleries, who consider themselves creative and are looking to develop skills and experience while meeting like-minded individuals. As … More GoMA Youth Group 2020/2021
The theme of the 2019 Big Draw festival was #DrawnToLife focusing on the vital role of creativity for health and wellbeing. GoMA has been leading successful programmes targeting wellbeing for over a year now. Examples of this are: ‘Sketch and de-stress’, which ran until 2019 and the ‘Mindful Art’ programme, currently running. Both programmes aim … More The Big Draw 2019
Well that’s another year flown by with barely a moment to stop! As ever a rollercoaster with a busy public programme plus people moving on to new exciting posts and a chance to welcome people to new posts in the team. As 2019 is drawing to a close we are allowing ourselves a wee moment … More Festive Greetings
You may have already come across COMMONSpace – the new community exhibition space at GoMA, located at the rear of Gallery 2. COMMONSpace emerged out of conversations with people we were working with and our interest in a platform for learning and dialogue, as well as a space for sharing the creative outcomes of these … More COMMONSpace: a newly designed area at GoMA to showcase community collaborations and projects.
This is the second of two blog posts from our summer interns from the University of Leicester Art Museum and Gallery Studies 2018/19 course. As with the other student Tsen-Yu are are incredibly grateful to Qiwei Deng for all her enthusiasm, ideas and hard work over the 8 week placement at GoMA. Internship Reflections: … More Internship Reflections: Qiwei Deng
This is the first of two blog posts from our summer interns from the University of Leicester Art Museum and Gallery Studies 2018/19 course. Tsen-yu Wang joined us in July for an 8 week placement and worked with both Learning and Curatorial teams on a number of projects. She contributed a huge amount of energy, … More Internship reflections: Tsen-Yu Wang, University of Leicester – Art Museum and Gallery Studies 2018/19