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Unity Mandala takes shape in gallery

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The Seeds of Unity Mandala that is evolving in the Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery.

Spiralling through Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery’s ImaginArts space, the Seeds of Unity Mandala is ever-evolving.

A number of different community members have played their part in helping the mandala come to life, with the project continuing to see support from locals.

It has so far engaged the entire Bundaberg Region through pop-up stalls and workshops, utilising the abundant supply of leopard tree pods from the area to culminate in the large-scale display.

Over 1500 residents and visitors have so far contributed a painted pod to be included in the Seeds of Unity Mandala installation that will continue to grow during the life of the exhibition.

The community is also able to take part in the activity in their own time, with schools and local community groups able to pick up an activity kit from Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery to start their own mandala.

Council’s Arts, Culture and Events portfolio spokesperson Councillor John Learmonth said it had been great to see the community come together, with the mandala a reflection of the connections the project had built.

“The mandala is a reflection of collaboration within the community,” he said.

“When we create a ripple effect that shapes connections, we become a part of something greater than ourselves.

“The vision for this project has always been to reach out to community though creative arts, inspiring improvements in social connectivity and mental health and I think it is doing a fantastic job of this so far.

“I encourage everyone to pop into the gallery and take a look at the mandala and paint their own seed pod if they haven’t already.”

Find out more about what is happening at the Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery here.

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