Art for Baby – creativity and mental health for mothers and babies

“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

The Big Draw 2019

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

Festive Greetings

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

COMMONSpace: a newly designed area at GoMA to showcase community collaborations and projects.

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.

Internship reflections: Tsen-Yu Wang, University of Leicester – Art Museum and Gallery Studies 2018/19

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