Mindfulness and Art | British Sign Language (BSL) videos

Join educator and mindfulness practitioner, Trudi Collier for a series of short videos in British Sign Language that have been commissioned by the National Galleries of Scotland. In these films, Trudi will introduce the health benefits of mindfulness and how it can improve mental wellbeing.

Reflecting on various artworks in the collection, Trudi will explore the connections between mindfulness and art and show how contemplating artworks can offer an escape from the pressure of modern living by providing an opportunity to reflect and slow down.

What is mindfulness?

In this first video, Trudi will introduce the concept of mindfulness and invite us to contemplate Olive Trees by Vincent Van Gogh.

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Mindfulness and Art

In her second video, Trudi describes the connections between mindfulness and art. She looks at Landscape at Cassis by Samuel John Peploe and takes us through some straightforward breathing and meditation techniques.

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Coming soon

Trudi will be posting new videos in the coming weeks so check back as she looks at  Meditation.

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