Art as a Meditative Practice

Image Credit: Ralph Nel

Devonport Guildhall, Ker Street, Plymouth, PL1 4EL


Tuesday 17 April 2018 – Saturday 28 April 2018
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat, 9am-3pm

Join Ralph Nel for Art as a Meditative Activity, which will be on show from 17-28 April 2018. In addition to his series of drawings, Ralph will also be delivering a workshop on Meditative Observational Drawing, taking place on Saturday 21st April, 10am-2pm. Interested in booking a place for £5? Get in touch with the artist directly via email, at

To find out more about the artist and his practice, find a few words about his practice below:

'We are all aware, from personal experience, of the therapeutic values of art. Each of us have our own preference for creative expression – whether dance or music, film or drawing – and we all understand the profound ability of art to reach us at our deepest levels. Art transcends belief and language and speaks to the individual, be they the practitioner themselves, or the viewer. It is from this angle I primarily approach my own drawing.

'The works on display represent my on-going study of drawing as a means of focus, awareness of self and environment, of connectivity through the unity of heart/mind, body, subject, and skill, for the sake of learning to be as fully human as possible. In this way it can be seen as a meditative practice, one that is uniquely self-motivated and self-developed, therefore nurturing the most honest and genuine parts of my nature. It is a slow project, and one I enjoy immensely, I hope that you can too.'

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