Open Circles Project


‘Open Circles’ 2020 is a project involving a series of online invitations. The project is funded by SS&L and offers high quality Creative Development and Wellbeing through Meditation, Mindfulness, Vision Journeys, Creative Writing, and Sound based activities. 

Designed and Led by HEARTHSTONE Ways’ Creative Director and artist Luminara Florescu, the project encourages public engagement and collaboration in creating artworks that will become part of a final film. 

The sessions are aimed at artists and non-artists adult learners who are on a low income, struggling with isolation, mental health issues or have lost confidence in their creative practise. ‘Open Circles’ also supports local South West based artists by offering paid opportunities to run online sessions supported by Luminara as part of the project. 

50 participants took part in a series of 4 workshops and we enjoyed working with you all, your creative responses were beautiful and profound. (See film above).

Participants Creative Responses

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“My being is just a collection of millennial beings.

We are connected through our shared experiences.

Nature was the epicentre of those experiences and machines the destruction.”

– Sarah Rowley


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With thanks to: Grażyna Wikierska, Sarah Rowley, Helen Layfield, Guinevere King, Stéphanie Max-Dubos and Anonymous for permission to share these images.