Ipswich Mandala Project

Maria Papadatou-Barnwell recently let us know about the second Mandala Project at YMCA Ipswich.

Maria told us:

“The Mandala Project was initially started during the covid outbreak and the idea was to work on a canvas that has concentric circles.

It is not about painting or drawing or being artistic in any way, just aimed to be therapeutic. The work that was done has repeated patterns, shapes, mark making etc. and each young person continues the design where the other has left off.

This led to some interesting conversations around mental health and wellbeing while the young person was letting themselves become creative with their pattern making.”

The pictures in the gallery are from both the first and second Mandala Project and I am sure you will agree they are outstanding pieces of work.