Exhibition of Buddhist Art | FREE admission
June 5 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until 9 June 2019
This FREE exhibition of Buddhist Art will feature three artists, a calligrapher, potter and a weaver whose work is inspired by Buddhist teaching and Mindfulness.
The Exhibition is open to the public:
- Saturday, 1 June | 3:30 – 5 pm
- Sunday, 2 to Sunday 9 June | 10 am – 5 pm
This exhibition features a Tashi Mannox retrospective Dharma art collection spanning the past two decades of his tireless creativity. For the first time, many original masterpieces of Tashi’s better-known classics are displayed, as well as original pieces especially created and feature in his book Sacred Scripts – A Meditative Journey Through Tibetan Calligraphy. (available from the Chalice Well Shop)
Tashi Mannox was formerly a Buddhist Monk for 17 years. In his latter years as a monk, Tashi travelled to northern India, where he was privileged to study under Lama Pema Lodrup, one of the last masters of the ancient Lantsha and Wartu Sanskrit forms.
Since laying down his monastic robes at the turn of the millennium, Tashi has built on his disciplined training and meditative approach, to produce a substantial body of calligraphy and iconography artworks.
At its foundation, Tashi’s practice is a vehicle to communicate and transmit Dharma, whilst adapting and updating his approach within and for a contemporary context.
He is now recognised as one of the world’s foremost contemporary Tibetan calligraphy artists, exhibiting in New York, Moscow, London and Los Angeles.
John has carved out a unique niche in the world of studio pottery. During the 70s and early 80s he established himself as a respected maker of traditional Slipware, before his work took a dramatic turn.
Pollex is often asked why he never paints in the conventional manner. He says that he has always been a potter who enjoys what he does and he still feels there is much more to discover in the world of ceramics.
Jo is a fibre artist and finds that weaving and mindfulness are a perfect fit: much of her weaving work depicts the healing effects of Mindfulness and self-compassion, as understood through neuroscience. Last year, she worked for 3 weeks in Peru with master weaver Maximo Laura. She worked as a Clinical Psychologist in the NHS and is a trained Mindfulness Teacher (listed with UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teachers) and now spends most of her time creating fibre art.
Jo explains, “My work is strongly influenced by neuroscience and is an intimate reflection of my personal journey: making meaning of challenging experiences, honouring my heart and soul, have guided me to the richness of creative expression.
Following a personal health crisis and the loss of a dear friend to breast cancer, there was no time to waste and the welcome return to creativity has been a homecoming. For me, weaving is a meditation……. it is a slow process. It is my deep wish that others can experience and cultivate feelings of joy – a vital feeling to balance the suffering in life – through creativity.
I believe that the importance of creativity, joy, beauty and rapture are deep human needs. The art of tapestry weaving can express beauty and what it means to be human in this world: there is no ‘quick-fix’ to a fulfilling life and the focus required in the making of it brings me much-treasured peace. “
Each of the artists will also be running practical workshops during the festival.