connect your community through arts

mandala creative spirit of community

What is a mandala?

The word mandala comes from Sanskrit and means - a circle. It is a form of art and a tool for spiritual practice. Traditionally used in Tibetan Buddhism as a meditation practice, it teaches a lesson about the impermanent nature of reality. The monks would spend months on drawing intricate designs with colourful sand just to destroy it with one gesture of a hand later. Mandala, art in form of a circle can be found in any culture from native cultures of the Americas, through Hinduistic India to the stunning window glasswork of cathedrals of Christian Europe. In recent days mandala became very popular as a relaxation activity through drawing and colouring detailed designs. We have been inspired by the work of Solas Art and Dean Mulroy in Ireland. We use natural materials and invite just any community to create their own unique design. Our designs would are about 6ft - 10ft in diameter and will be a stunning visual centrepiece of any event.

Mandala for your community 

We provide all the materials. All materials are natural - wood, stones, shells, sand. The whole process from design to destruction of the piece takes about 2-4 hours, depending on the size of the mandala and the size of the group we're working with. We can work indoor or outdoor, depending on the weather.

 

Mindfulness practice with a mandala

We also use the mandala as a tool for mindfulness practice. You can join our workshops and retreats to experience a deeper work with the breath and creative process in a more meditative way. Subscribe our to our newsletter to receive updates about any upcoming events.

Mandala at Portumna

Mandala at Portumna

Mandala mosaic at Walled Gardens Heritage Day with Galway County Council

Mandala art with children

Mandala art with children

Community Mandala at Walled Town Day 2017 in Athenry

Community Mandala at Walled Town Day

Community Mandala at Walled Town Day

Community Mandala at Walled Town Day 2017 in Athenry

Mandala at Portumna 2019

Mandala at Portumna 2019

Mandala mosaic at Walled Gardens Heritage Day with Galway County Council

Mandala with Youth Work Ireland

Mandala with Youth Work Ireland

Mandala celebrating IDAHO with Youth Work Ireland, SHOut! Galway, Ireland

Children Mandala

Children Mandala

at Earthsong Camp 2014

Mandala at Youth Fair Roscommon

Mandala at Youth Fair Roscommon

Creating mandala and interacting with young people at Youth Fair Roscommon

Mandala at Earthsong 2015

Mandala at Earthsong 2015

Children at Earthsong

Mandala at Faile na Tuaithe 2015

Mandala at Faile na Tuaithe 2015

National Museum of Country Life, Co. Mayo

Mandala Loughrea Medieval Festival

Mandala Loughrea Medieval Festival

Children creating mandala

Mandala at Youth Fair Roscommon

Mandala at Youth Fair Roscommon

Positive mental health in action

Children Mandala

Children Mandala

at Earthsong Camp 2014

Natural materials

Natural materials

We are using natural materials to create our mandalas

Mandala at Youth Fair Roscommon

Mandala at Youth Fair Roscommon

Creating mandala and interacting with young people at Youth Fair Roscommon

Mandala at National Play Day 2015

Mandala at National Play Day 2015

Oranamore, Co. Galway

Mandala at Earthsong 2015

Mandala at Earthsong 2015

Natural elements

Natural elements

Mandala at Midsummer's Eve Festival

Mandala at Midsummer's Eve Festival

Mandala at Burren Art College Co Clare Ireland

Destroying the mandala

Destroying the mandala

Global Inspiration Conference 2015, Co. Mayo

Mandala at Faile na Tuaithe 2015

Mandala at Faile na Tuaithe 2015

National Museum of Country Life, Co. Mayo

Mandala Loughrea Medieval Festival

Mandala Loughrea Medieval Festival

Commemorating 780 years of Loughrea with a community mandala

Mandala at the Summer Camp

Mandala at the Summer Camp

Tooreen, Co. Mayo

Eartshong Mandala

Eartshong Mandala

with children at Earthsong Camp 2015

Creating the design

Creating the design

Children making mosaic, National Museum of Country Life, Co. Mayo

murals artistic educational interactive

Why murals?

Good murals have an artistic and esthetic value. They are a way to show what your community is about and can become a special mark of your place. When you pass through Irish towns and villages, you can see a lot of murals, adding the character to the places, like public space, schools, playschools, after-schools, community or youth centres.

Ireland has a lot of spaces for creative expression. How about your old handball courtyard?​​​

Mural for your community

We always strive to create a mural that represents your community and what it stands for. We will work with you to see what kind of space do you want to create for your community and we will make it happen. We will make sure the members of your community can participate in the process. We can paint the mural for you, but it's much more fun to get everyone involved if only a little. Our designs are artistic, but we like the idea of the mural to be educational or interactive or both.  

Creating School Mural

Creating School Mural

Artistic Mural with children from Glencorrib NS, Mayo / Galway

Artistic Mural at Play-school Mayo

Artistic Mural at Play-school Mayo

Artistic Interactive Educational Mural - School, After-School, Play-school in Mayo, Galway, Roscommon, Clare

Interactive mural for schools

Interactive mural for schools

Children testing interactive mural in Mayo / Galway

Murals for schools and homes

Murals for schools and homes

Artistic Mural in Ireland, Mayo, Galway, Roscommon

Educational Mural

Educational Mural

National School, Kilbeacanty, Gort, Co. Galway

Artistic Mural For Children

Artistic Mural For Children

Murals for children Mayo Galway Roscommon

Artistic Mural Mayo Ireland

Artistic Mural Mayo Ireland

Artistic Interactive Educational Mural - School, After-School, Play-school in Mayo, Galway, Roscommon, Clare

Faeries Mural at Play-school Mayo

Faeries Mural at Play-school Mayo

Artistic Interactive Educational Mural - School, After-School, Play-school in Mayo, Galway, Roscommon, Clare

Artistic Mural at Play-school Mayo

Artistic Mural at Play-school Mayo

Mural At Shrule, Galway / Mayo

Educational Mural

Educational Mural

National School, Kilbeacanty, Gort, Co. Galway

Murals for schools and homes

Murals for schools and homes

Artistic Mural in Ireland, Mayo, Galway, Roscommon

Artistic Mural at Play-school Mayo

Artistic Mural at Play-school Mayo

Mural At Shrule, Galway / Mayo

Murals for schools and homes

Murals for schools and homes

Artistic Mural in Ireland, Mayo, Galway, Roscommon

Artistic Mural

Artistic Mural

Artistic Mural with children from Glencorrib NS

Educational Mural

Educational Mural

National School, Kilbeacanty, Gort, Co. Galway

School Mural

School Mural

Artistic Mural with children from Glencorrib NS, Mayo / Galway

Children painting mural

Children painting mural

Artistic Mural with children from Glencorrib NS, Mayo / Galway

Creating School Mural

Creating School Mural

Artistic Mural with children from Glencorrib NS, Mayo / Galway

School Mural

School Mural

Mural at Glencorrib National School Mayo / Galway

Artistic Mural for Children

Artistic Mural for Children

At Maple Youth Centre, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo

Educational Mural

Educational Mural

National School, Kilbeacanty, Gort, Co. Galway

Artistic Mural for Children

Artistic Mural for Children

At Maple Youth Centre, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo

Educational Mural

Educational Mural

National School, Kilbeacanty, Gort, Co. Galway

Artistic Mural for Children

Artistic Mural for Children

At Maple Youth Centre, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo

Artistic Mural for Children

Artistic Mural for Children

At Maple Youth Centre, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo

Artistic Mural for Children

Artistic Mural for Children

At Maple Youth Centre, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo

Children Bedroom

Children Bedroom

Mural for Children Room Galway Mayo Roscommon

community art projects

If you're looking at engaging your community in art, need some guidance and ideas, please don't hesitate to contact me. Together we can find ways of being creative together, even with all the restrictions that are in place at the moment due to COVID19. Art can boost the well-being and mental health of your community. Let's find ways we can do this together.

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