Slow Art

Slow Art

Slow Art

Slow Art is a Chrysalis Arts programme using innovative approaches to explore sustainability and visual arts practice.

Our definition of Slow Art embraces:

  • Art and art making that is in harmony with the key principles of sustainability, highlighting the social, environmental and ecological principles facing the world today.
  • Art that makes use of recycled and locally sourced materials, addresses carbon emissions or is bio-degradable.
  • A contemporary movement in fine art and craft where technique, materials and the work process are considered especially important. and often lacking in our society dominated by mass production and mass consumption.
  • Art that nurtures and celebrates the diversity and distinctiveness of communities and contributes to a better quality of life.
  • Encouraging audiences to take their time in experiencing artwork and the creative process


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Chrysalis Arts is a designated sector leader in environmental sustainability for Arts Council England.

Slow Art - Cold Bath Road Mystery
Cold Bath Road Mystery
Slow Art Trail

n October 2016 we began Fabric of Place, a new Slow Art, artist in residency programme. Based in Reeth and the surrounding area of Swaledale, Fabric of Place will involve four artists in residences and an extensive community engagement programme over the course of 18 months, culminating in a touring exhibition, combing commissioned work and community artwork. Over an extended period, which allows time for the project to evolve and extend its reach to different audiences, this project aims to nurture specific audiences including children, young people and isolated older people to engage with art, sustainability and place-maki to help us to develop new ideas and approaches for the future.

Click here for more information about Fabric of Place >>