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*Featured image: A Moment to Myself (2021) Vicky Talwar, Plastic, LED lights, Acrylic stained pure salt rocks.   

Found Object Mandala Workshop!

October 14, 2023, 12:15 – 3:00 pm

Location: Aurora Town Hall, Second Floor

Exhibiting artist Vicky Talwar will be in the gallery Saturday, October 14 for an afternoon of free, vibrant programming! Come meet the artist and create in our space while surrounded by the work in her solo exhibition: A Path to Totality.  

12:15 – 3:00 pm: Found Object Mandala Workshop 

Drop into the gallery any time between 12:15 – 3:00 pm to participate. No registration is required, and you can start and create at your own pace. This workshop will be guided by Vicky Talwar, and is suitable for all ages.
Location: Aurora Town Hall, 2nd Floor.

Workshop description from the artist:  

I will be teaching the public how I relate my own mandala light installations as an assemblage of the self and how mandalas are used culturally as meditative/healing tools. The Found Object Mandala workshop will explore pattern, repetition, and colour. The task is to create a mandala using found objects – items like salt, rice, beads, or rocks are a good material to start with.  

Materials will be available; however, we encourage participants to bring their own! Suggested materials include small objects, specifically, ones that come in colours that you are particularly drawn to! For example:  

• Rocks & other pieces from nature 
• Buttons
Embroidery thread 
Get creative… what else do you have laying around the house? 

Have questions about what to bring? Contact gallery manager Samantha Jones at samantha@auroraculturalcentre.ca with your ideas.   

A tin of embroidery thread has been sitting in my closet for years... I always loved the vibrant blues, but I hardly use them. I’m bringing them to the workshop!” – Samantha Jones, ACC Gallery Manager. 


Did you know that we have another free event on this day at Aurora Town Hall? Click here to learn about our other event: Camp Retrospective: A Journey Through Young Artistry?  


About the Artist

Vicky Talwar is an interdisciplinary artist who draws upon her personal experience as a Hindu Canadian to produce painting, mixed media, performance, and installation artworks.   

Talwar holds a BFA and MFA in Art, Media, & design from the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCADU), as well as a Bachelor of Education from York University. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally, including Toronto, Canmore, Los Angeles, New York, the United Kingdom, and more. In completing MFA at OCADU, Talwar exhibited her solo thesis exhibition, Inward Identities, at Latcham Arts Centre. Recently, she exhibited her solo exhibition, Enlightened Mind at Station Gallery. She has also participated in multiple group and solo exhibitions, including Hashtag Gallery, Elevation Gallery, and The Elaine Fleck Gallery. In 2017, she was awarded the Juror’s Award for the Annual Juried Exhibition by Latcham Art Centre. Her work has been acquired in a permanent collection for international display by the Global Affairs Canada Visual Art Collection.



Temporary Gallery Entrance

Please note that this exhibition is in our temporary gallery at Aurora Town Hall (second floor). Entrance for this event is permitted through the Upper/North Entrance only.  Please see the map to the left for reference.

To plan your visit, please go to: https://auroraculturalcentre.ca/gallery-exhibitions/

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