Last Tuesday, Artereal Gallery was transformed into a home of consciousness, community and contemporary art, welcoming more than 40 guests for a meditation workshop with exhibiting artist, noula diamantopoulos.
The free event, Inhale: From Meditation to Manifestation, brought together a wide section of Sydney-siders, crossing generations, cultures and genders to create a melting pot of humans under a shared goal of connecting with like-minded individuals and exploring the benefits of meditation.
Seasoned and novice meditators alike came together under the guidance of exhibiting artist, noula diamantopoulos, who introduced the group to a range of meditation techniques before inviting guests to share their experience with the process.
“In a world that demands we are connected and available 24/7, we have never been so disconnected. While it may seem counterintuitive, disconnecting from our online obligations is the answer to finding real connection; not only with ourselves but also our community,” said diamantopoulos.
“Meditation is becoming increasingly mainstream; the benefits are countless and undisputed. As part of this free event, we wanted to create a safe space for people to learn about and explore different meditation techniques and to forge connections with other likeminded people,” she said.
Following with meditation, attendees were encouraged to share their thoughts and experiences with the rest of the group, prompting some powerful responses. Many of the attendees also remained after the event to chat with Noula and personally thank her for the night.
The workshop took place amidst the pristine surrounds of contemporary art by diamantopoulos, whose exhibition Inhale – receiving the divine gift, served as an ideal backdrop for a group meditation workshop.
Artereal Gallery thanks our wonderful friends at nudie juice, YOKE magazine, Egg of the Universe, 1GiantMind and Spiral Foods for generously donating their products to bring this event to life.
Inhale – Receiving the Divine Gift is on display throughout the month of November at Artereal Gallery.