This presentation showcases two experimental programs at the National Gallery London, one based on silence and the other on choreographed movement. Both have challenged the notion that visual art education should be dominated by spoken words. Learning from dance artists and mindfulness practitioners leads to powerful, direct experiences for visitors and has transformed our practice as educators. This session outlines the creative process, logistics, and theory underpinning these experiences. We reconsider visual literacy in terms of visceral experience—thinking and feeling without a dependence upon verbal interpretation. Education, Audience Research & Evaluation track generously supported by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Gill Hart