2. Germination

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The theme of Germination explored found materials, celebrating forests and the essential role public green spaces have played throughout lockdown.  We encouraged everyone to walk in the local park, make a mandala and share them with us.  Materials suggested were leaves, seed pods or other things you might find on a forest floor.

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Germination Mandala, Langdon Hills Country Park

The Germination Mandala, one of our T100 Calling masterpieces, bringing the community together to create a conversation about reflection and rewilding.  This was created at Langdon Hills Country Park lead by artist Sally Chinea, to celebrate forests and the essential role public green spaces have played throughout lockdown.

Thank you to artists Sally Chinea, Hazel Huber


Lead artist Sally Chinea talk to Ali Pretty about the inspiration behind the design.

Hear more about the materials that have been used to create this mandala at Langdon Hills Country Park.


Film and photos by Mike Johnston

Aerial photography thanks to Unique Imaging


Germination Mandalas by Hazel Huber


Germination Mandala by Susanna Wallis


Germination Mandala by Jane in Devizes


Germination Mandala by Sally Chinea

A Mandala made from smudge sticks by Sally Chinea


Tide Turning Gallery
Germination Gallery
Spring Clean Gallery

Make Do and Mend Gallery

In Other People's Shoes Gallery

Imagination Our Nation Gallery

Renewal Gallery

Grow your own Gallery

Thurrock 100 would like to extend a huge thank you to its funders and delivery partners.


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