Mandala

Mandala authors: Gabrijela Železnik and Vanda Omejc

Mandala authors:
Vanda Omejc and Gabrijela Železnik

About the authors

Mandalas created by Vanda Omejc and Gabrijela Železnik definitely hold a special place in the world of art. The artistic works that they have been creating since 1998 thrill and inspire people of all ages. “With these mandalas, we want to help people relax, increase their intuition and eliminate stress from their lives,” say the authors, adding that mandalas are meant to restore peace in our heart, and bring love, joy and happiness back into our lives. Their very peculiar style of painting on glass using a small dots technique gives their creations a certain sense of uniqueness. The colourful stories of the mandalas are additionally explained through their messages written in verses which imply and reveal the meaning of individual mandalas. The mandalas and their messages are original work of the authors and an expression of their inner vision. Over the course of their creative collaboration, they have already had over 40 solo exhibitions. They published three books, several colouring books, an electronic
colouring book and wall calendars. Many Diploma theses and term papers were written on the subject of mandalas as well as a Master’s thesis entitled “Mandala kot simptom kulture” (Mandala as a Symptom of Culture) by Silva Pavlin. They were interviewed by the Slovenian national television RTV SLO, local TV stations, were invited to discuss mandalas on a radio talk show “Sledi večnosti” (Traces of Eternity), and articles were published about their work in different magazines and newspapers.
They also collaborated with Dr. Zmago Šmitek, PhD in Ethnology, who mentioned them in his scholarly book on mandalas entitled “Mandale: Tajni vrtovi razsvetljenja” (Mandalas: Secret Gardens of Enlightenment). There was also an article published
about them in the US magazine Women in Art 278.

Exhibitions

  • 2001 Narodna in univezitetna knjižnica, Ljubljana
  • 2001 Kulturno društvo Brežice, Brežice
  • 2001 Hotel Rogla, Rogla
  • 2001 DPD Svoboda Gaberje, Celje
  • 2001 Župnijski urad Črnomelj, razstavni prostor, Črnomelj
  • 2002 Knjižnica Slavko Grum, Litija
  • 2002 Mestna knjižnica in čitalnica Idrija, Idrija
  • 2002 Ezoterični festival, Ljubljana
  • 2002 Zdravilišče Laško, Laško
  • 2002 Narodna in univezitetna knjižnica, Ljubljana
  • 2004 Narodna in univezitetna knjižnica, Ljubljana
  • 2004 Vitafest, Ljubljana
  • 2006 Narodna in univezitetna knjižnica, Ljubljana
  • 2006 Medium d. o. o., Žirovnica
  • 2006 Galerija Mozirje, Mozirje
  • 2006 Dom kulture Kamnik, Kamnik – videoprojekcija mandal
  • 2007 Narodna in univezitetna knjižnica, Ljubljana
  • 2007 Minkina hiša, Maribor
  • 2008 Narodno univezitetna knjižnica, Ljubljana
  • 2009 Narodna in univezitetna knjižnica, Ljubljana
  • 2009 Kulturno društvo Gabrovka, Gabrovka
  • 2010 Narodna in univezitetna knjižnica, Ljubljana
  • 2010 Kulturno društvo Gabrovka, Gabrovka
  • 2011 Razstavni paviljon Jugovic, Žabnica, Kranj
  • 2011 Hotel Medno, Medno
  • 2012 Knjižnica Mirana Jarca, Novo Mesto
  • 2012 Zavod za zdravstveno varstvo Celje, Celje
  • 2012 Knjižnica Oton Zupančič, Ljubljana
  • 2012 Razstavni paviljon Jugovic, Žabnica, Kranj
  • 2013 Dom kulture Kamnik, Kamnik – videoprojekcija mandal
  • 2013 Azilni dom Ljubljana, Ljubljana
  • 2013 Izmenjava friških idej, Titera, Megras – poslovni prostor, Murska Sobota
  • 2013 Pomursko društvo za kakovost, 19. letna konferenca, Murska Sobota
  • 2013 Knjižnica Fužine, Ljubljana
  • 2014 Galerija Ante Trstenjak, Ljutomer
  • 2014 Razstavni paviljon Jugovic, Žabnica, Kranj
  • 2015 Knjižnica Logatec, Logatec
  • 2015 Galerija MIK, Ljubljana
  • 2015 Festival ročnih del, Bled
  • 2017 Kulturni center Janeza Trdine, Novo mesto
  • 2018 Galerija MIK, Ljubljana
  • 2018 Čarobna simfonija, Volčji Potok
  • 2018 Čarobni dan, Park Tivoli, Ljubljana
  • 2019 Galerija Dom starejših Na Fari, Prevalje
  • 2019 Čarobni dan, Arboretum Volčji Potok
  • 2019 Galerija MIK, Ljubljana