Mandala magic

An artist has launched a solo exhibition in Woy Woy to celebrate ‘love and life’ and encourage locals to seek peace this holiday season.

The free exhibition will run until January 3 at the Gnostic Mana Café at 31 The Boulevarde.

Grant said the ‘Mandala Magic’ show is a vibrant and colourful collection of artwork.

“We are in the midst of truly unprecedented times – I see this is a golden opportunity to focus on our physical, spiritual and mental health, in a holistic way,” Grant said.

“It is always both a joy and a privilege to share my art with people.

“Mandalas are a geometric design believed to represent different aspects of the Universe.

“It is aptly named to urge people to seek more peace in their lives.

“I have spent the last 12 months convalescing and re-calibrating from lifesaving surgery (a congenital banded adhesion).

“Our interconnectedness is vital for our ability to thrive again, instead of merely survive.

“In Buddhism and Hinduism, the belief is that by entering the Mandala, and proceeding towards it’s centre, you are guided through the cosmic process of transforming the universe from one of suffering into one of joy and happiness.”

18 artworks all acrylic on canvas will be on display to visitors.

This is Grant’s 14th solo exhibition after first exhibiting in 1990.

Maisy Rae