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Sand Mandala

Witness the creation of the exquisite Sand Mandala from millions of grains of brightly coloured sand, intricately placed with great skill by a group of Tibetan Monks.

On the Forecourt

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Beautifully detailed and highly symbolic, the sand mandala can take many days to complete, with the process culminating in the spiritually charged dissolution ceremony at the end of the final day. Only in the last few decades has this ancient sacred art been brought out of the monasteries for all to experience.

Don't miss the creation of this exquisite art installation at Homeground 2017 and the tragically beautiful dissolution at the end of the day on Sunday 26 November. 

Presented by the Sydney Opera House.



For thousands of years, the land that Sydney Opera House is built on was a gathering place for the Gadigal people who danced and sang here.

Homeground continues the rich history of this site, formerly known as Tubowgule, by bringing the very best First Nations artists from around the world to the Opera House Forecourt for two free days of music, dance, workshops and markets.

Celebrate the power of contemporary artists and ancient customs under the sun and stars at Homeground 2017.

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