The first exhibition to be held in the new Staff Gallery is a display of images and objects shared by BU staff member Barbara Montagna, and highlights her relationship with anxiety and her journey to mindfulness whilst trying to manage its effects.
Barbara said about the display: "At some point in our lives, most of us experience some level of anxiety caused by a situation or event. For most people once the issue is resolved, they stop feeling anxious. However for some, feelings of anxiety are more constant, do not go away and can begin to affect daily life. This is me…busy mind, on edge, troubled soul…anxious."
"Taking photographs allows me the headspace to escape the muddle in my mind to stop and ‘see’ the world around me. I capture moments in time that make my soul beam. Being shown this mindful way to calm my busy mind, was a lifeline when I was in a very dark place. I invite to you take a peek inside my world, and see all that makes it beautiful."
The exhibition will run from Monday 10 December to Friday 18 January and all staff are welcome to view it.
The three-day Travel and Tourism Research Association’s 2019 European Chapter Conference will be hosted by BU's Department of Tourism and Hospitality in Bournemouth from Monday, 8 to Wednesday, 10 April 2019.