Be Curious - Wellbeing Art Tour - Discover Manchester Art Gallery


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Wellbeing Art Tour - Discover Manchester Art Gallery

"I didn't know what to think about the painting (from the 'Art Appreciation' activity) when I first saw it. But hearing the expert, listening to others and trying to come up with my own thoughts about it has given me the confidence to have my own opinions."

The paintings on this Virtual Gallery tour have been chosen for the positive thoughts and feelings they evoke. Follow the trail, view the paintings and reflect on the related questions.

Wellbeing benefits:

Think positively
Feel relaxed

Examples of how this activity can help me:

I want to find healthy ways to relax that I can use in any situation.
I want to be more confident in my opinions.  


This Virtual Gallery has 6 paintings to look at with short activities, of various lengths, attached to them. (Between 5-20 minutes).

Who can I do this activity with?

On my own or with others.

Where can I do this activity?

Online using our Virtual Gallery, at Manchester Art Gallery (UK) or use the questions in a gallery, with paintings of choice.

How often can I do this activity?

Do whenever at an art gallery.

What do I need?

  • Pen/Pencil - Optional
  • Paper - Optional
  • Pick up one of these wellbeing trail leaflets at Manchester Art Gallery if planning a visit or have take a virtual tour online or using the downloadable worksheet found below

Did you know?

Looking at something a person considers beautiful triggers a response in part of the brain called the orbitofrontal cortex. This part of the brain is associated with pleasure.

"I found these short activities very inspiring and calming."

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