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November 23, 2016

Food for thought

On two occasions I recently visited SAM and viewed the Nell exhibition.

I noticed that there was a decent number of cushions piled up and on making an enquiry I was told that they were for meditating while viewing the exhibition.

They were very user friendly and a bit swishy in style with a handle on each side enabling people to pick them up with ease, and reposition them while viewing the exhibition and meditate at the same time.

There were also two lunchtime meditation sessions held there to complement the exhibition.

I only got wind of the meditation session via a friend’s social media posting 30 minutes before it was to start.

I mentioned the meditation event to a number of people, none of whom were aware of it.

So we have a large SAM with a decent exhibition and meditation sessions on offer with large flashy cushions provided and minimal attendees.

I didn’t see any media publicity regarding the meditation on offer, or informing the public about the idea of the cushions, and did not see any mention of it on the SAM website.

A shame for SAM? Nell? The public?

The exhibition concludes on November 27 so get in, grab a cushion, and go for it!

Maggie Turner-Miguel, Shepparton

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