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Weaving the Circle

Weaving the Circle

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Weaving the Circle
13-28 February
Shed 13, Queens Wharf
Open Daily 10.30am-5pm (6.30pm Opening Gala 13th Feb)
Cost: FREE Bookings: N/A

Four female artists mix materials and mediums to create a visual arts exhibition of cyclic beauty.

Discovering that they were all simultaneously experimenting with the ancient ceremonial traditions of the circle, all four were drawn together to present a powerful exhibition expressing the wisdom, healing aspects and essence of the medicine wheel and the sacred mandala.

Each artist is drawing on inspiration from global culture traditions; Weaving the Circle explores the relationship and the cyclic interconnectedness of us all, offering a profound experience to our viewing audience.

Spanning a range of media, from organic to the sublime, the show features a multi media/installation artist (Karma Barnes), a harakeke weaver (Kylie Fawcett), a lantern maker (Moira Barber) and a painter who sings her works into creation (Ekarasa Prem). All are accomplished artists experimenting in their chosen fields.

A beautiful feature of the exhibition will be a giant circular mandala installation created by all four artists throughout the exhibition, made using only natural materials.

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"Weaving the circle is a cutting edge production that will entice and stimulate the viewers through an innovative use of mediums. We want to create a must see amazing work of beauty!" – Karma Barnes

Mandala: The pattern of creation
The word "mandala" is from the classical Indian language of Sanskrit. Loosely translated to mean "circle," it represents wholeness, and can be seen as a model for the organizational structure of life itself. Describing both material and non-material realities, the mandala appears in all aspects of life: the celestial circles we call earth, sun, and moon, as well as conceptual circles of friends, family, and community. In ancient Tibet, as part of a spiritual practice, monks created intricate mandalas with colored sand made of crushed semiprecious stones. (From Mandala: Journey to the Center, by Bailey Cunningham)


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