Breaking through to the heART of your business
Experience engagement and passion for you business that goes beyond collaboration, team building and leadership.
The Mind Gallery team stand alone in understanding the power of emotional connection, whole brain thinking and developing sustainable inspiration.
Using noted, award winning artists, we create amazing artistic experiences that will delight, inspire and educate, and most of all will leave a lasting impression.
But its not just about art, read on and learn how we have inspired tens of thousands of people in hundreds of major corporate organisations throughout Australia, New Zealand and International.
This workshop is designed for organisations that want to inspire action, loyalty and collaboration from both staff and customers. The workshop is a journey of discovery that unlocks the natural born leader. It is also about discovering your ‘WHY’ and knowing how to amplify it.
The Team Mural helps organizations inspire passion and commitment around key business goals. The process is unique and has a lasting effect as it creates a sense of mindshare and ownership that is unparalleled by any other professional development or team building activity. Inspire the team around the part they play in bringing the organisations purpose to life.
Our Facilitator, Trish Shilton is inspiring as she injects energy, creativity and collaboration. She will also work with you to thread creativity throughout the entire content design.
Earlier this year we were faced with the challenge of launching a new Vision & Mission for our Retail business. We wanted to launch it in a creative, innovative way that would be memorable and stick with all our staff. The Mind Gallery provided the perfect solution and our staff painted our Vision and Mission in a session that was both fun and engaging with the desired business theme. Our team including me, created a giant painting that now hangs in our entrance foyer. The painting embodies our Vision and Mission in an enduring way and all our staff feel proud of it. Importantly our staff feel they were part of something special. Mind Gallery delivered the goods and I would highly recommend them to anyone.
Our aim in using the services of the Mind Gallery was to get the team focused on our collective purpose and values and to build skills in communication, collaboration along the way. The art connection worked brilliantly by triggering a creative capacity that people didn’t; know they had.
It instantly linked themes and ideas that have stayed with people long after the conference. The tangible reminder in the artwork on the office wall delivers on the promise. Congratulations and thanks Mind Gallery
The Mind Gallery brings an experience like no other. The concept of introducing fun and art to focus on all or part of your business is at first quite a daunting prospect, but once underway our 250 delegates embraced the concept as their ideas flowed freely towards the ultimate outcome – a descriptive work of art encapsulating their beliefs about their company.
It is brilliant in concept and beautifully managed by The Mind Gallery team.
Just try to imagine the senior finance staff at Australia Post dressed in smocks and preparing a significant piece of art. Not easy, but successfully orchestrated by the team at the Mind Gallery. We were able to represent the "Mission and Vision" of the Finance and Services Division in a way that ensured better understanding and commitment but also in a way that is now clearly visible to all. Apart from that we had a lot of fun. Highly recommended."
Thanks to the Mind Gallery we have on our wall a permanent reminder of our creative partnership and shared vision we have with Telstra. It has been a talking point for many around the office.
Thank you for the interactive and enjoyable experience.
We found the process very beneficial and the final art piece very professional. All participants rated the conference excellent. Some of the comments on the evaluations sheets were…
What a terrific idea, Fantastic Outcome, Unbelievably creative, Can’t wait to see it hanging, Very good, Excellent, Fantastic
The success of the club is the combined effect of each individual. The Mind Gallery is a great way to harness the passion and vision of each player and unite them to create a strong and lasting visual trigger for the entire team.
As a business offering complex software solutions and consultancy services our team is largely focussed on detailed requirements and data. The left side of the brain tends to get the serious workout on a day to day basis. We engaged the Mind Gallery to help us challenge the team by getting the creative juices flowing in a fun, team building environment. The theme was “noise” and in particular, constructive noise. We spend so much of our day focussed on the detail presented to us, we often forget engage and communicate with those around us. Graffiti was chosen as the media and team that the Mind Gallery pulled together was fantastic. We achieved all of our goals and have a great artistic reminder taking pride of place in our office. Thoroughly enjoyable and thoroughly recommended. Thank you to Anne, Trish and the Mind Gallery team.
The Mind Gallery presented a wonderful opportunity for team building and bonding in a creative and non-stereotypical way. Our team learnt a lot but also had loads of laughs. A very successful exercise for all concerned.
As a spectacular thought provoker is has definitely serviced one of its purposes. On a personal level let me say that we thoroughly enjoyed the exercise and the way that you went about taking us through it. It was good fun, the more so when you moved us out of our comfort zones into less familiar ways of thinking.
In 2010 Elite Customer Solutions asked the Mind Gallery to assist in the development of a new Vision statement to energise, align and engage the 400 strong team. The key focus for this activity was to access the ideas and energy of every employee to ensure the new Vision statement captured the hearts and minds of every team member and provided a clear pathway to a successful future.
I am pleased to say the Vision workshops, and the ultimate painting activity that resulted in a beautiful piece of art to express the Vision were a resounding success. The gasps and applause were audible when the Vision and the artwork were finally revealed - it is wonderful to see the energy of the organisation lead forward as a result.
In a recent survey over 80% of respondents indicated this Vision was understood and applied to the work they undertook - across the organisation we have seen many teams adopt their own usage for the Vision and the art - this is true success.
Many thanks to the Mind Gallery team for their expertise, commitment and creativity - a job well done!
We had the pleasure of working with the Mind Gallery in 2007 as part of our HR Team Offsite in 2007. As a team we wanted to explore through images our identity and the value we bring to the business. The image itself was not as important as the creation – of having everyone contribute to, and provide insights into the way in which we engage and partner with our business. We brain stormed ideas and generated words that best describes us and then set about deconstructing the traditional methods of representing these words to bring out the uniqueness and personality of the team. Our final image is one that captures our essence - warm, rich reds and vibrant colours representing the passion and strength of the group. The team thoroughly enjoyed the experience, it was loads of fun and our memento is proudly featured in one of our main HR training room.
Our company used the Mind Gallery at our Strategy Conference. The end result of three hours of fun and involvement was a great work of art, depicting our new systems environment of the future. Every person was fully involved and contributing, regardless of their ability to paint. It was challenging but non-threatening as the professional artist guided our sketching to be creative and meaningful. The "wow" factor came when the pre-cut pieces that the groups had painted were put together on the floor into the desired shape - the explanations of each piece and the synergy of the combined art were great outcomes. The framed finished painting hangs in our meeting room and is used in our change management bulletins as a logo throughout the project. Mind Gallery delivered what was promised and the team members loved doing a team-building event that tapped their creative brains.
In 2009, we welcomed about 140 new starters to our company in a 2-day event where we outlined to organisational climate and strategy. The process of on boarding new staff is very important to us as a company and helps convert their potential into reality. To make this a memorable moment for them, we need to connect with each individual on a deeper level, a level that reinforces the importance we place in them as well as how valuable they are to us. We selected Mind Gallery to partner with us to help create this environment .
Our experience with Mind Gallery commenced about 3 months prior to our event and consisted of a couple of scoping meetings to determine the initial fit. This was followed by a concept meeting to discuss the artistic approach that would meet our needs. Once we were all 'singing from the same sheet', the rest of the process ran smoothly. Our event was conducted in the Melbourne Exhibition Centre where the Mind Gallery setup for their activity. They brought in the all the painting stores for the activity as well as protective covers for the floor and the participants and the 3 sessions we had were professionally facilitated. The comments we received from the participants were all very complimentary and very positive about the activity. They help us bring this group of people together through the experience of painting and creativity and are absolutely fabulous at what they do.
Creating a symbol of our future has helped us on our journey to align our leaders with our new business strategy. It was a fun, highly creative and interactive way to bring over 300 leaders together to pictorially represent our vision and values. We have used the image in our communications as a 'permanent' reminder of what we can achieve as a team. The Mind Gallery team were professional and in keeping with the theme, business orientated with a great sense of fun!
We engaged the Mind Gallery to assist us in bringing together a disparate group of highly skilled people from business and technology teams. While there was initial trepidation (creativity isn’t our strong suit!), our people responded really well to the cleverly engineered session. Once smocked-up, the creative juices flowed and our masterpiece is now proudly on display in the newly formed Management Information Competency Centre. I can highly recommend the Mind Gallery as something right out of the box to build team rapport, develop a vision, and have a great time along the way.
Each interaction with the Mind Gallery team was enjoyable. Trish, Pip & Amanda foster such refreshing energy, you want them around all the time. Those of us who knew about the Mind Gallery session were incredibly excited. Those who found out on the day were suitably intrigued. You know there’s fun on queue when paints are involved. The experience enhanced our ability to express ourselves as individuals as well as team members. Everyone dived into the action – even the shy ones. I was blown away by the final painting. It was amazing to see how rank amateurs, with a little help, could produce art that I’d be happy to hang on my own wall. The Mind Gallery session has by far exceeded all others in positive staff feedback. And each office now has a lasting reminder of the day we dusted off the imagination and created something beautiful. Every team-oriented business should do this at least once.
A truly unique and effective method of driving a Team Strategy. What makes it different than traditional approaches like 'brain storming' is the hands on interaction and the ability to express and visualize the result. A strategy represented by art and created by your own team is worth 10,000 words! We are certainly more likely to remember what our strategy is and why it is important with a picture than with a bunch of words on paper.
The Mind Gallery experience was a very creative, lively and fun way to explore the meaning of, and share with others our sense of, the organisation's values. The process worked very well - even those of us who felt we had very little artistic ability to offer were able to produce something we are proud of. We have a wonderful piece of art on display which provides us with a constant reminder of the values and which is a great conversation piece for us and our clients and visitors.
In July 2010 we had the pleasure of partnering with the Mind Gallery during our HR Connection Event that involved the BP Australian and New Zealand HR team. The aim of this session was to create energy and a personal connection between each individual of the team and the agreed 5 year People Strategy.
In a fun and engaging way, we succeeded in representing the key 8 components of our People Strategy and created a true masterpiece that now hangs in each of our offices across Australia and New Zealand.
The final image has since been used to brand our subsequent meetings and communications ensuring that each member of the HR team stays connected to our collective goal.
Sincere thanks to the Mind Gallery team for their contribution to our event, their energy and creativity.
The whole experience exceeded my expectations. The workshop itself was motivating and informative. A real added bonus was having a permanent reminder of our values and not to forget beautiful art piece to hang in the foyer. We regularly give clients a tour of our offices and take great pleasure in telling the story behind the picture.
I was thrilled when I came across The Mind Gallery in my search for an appropriate activity to incorporate into my teams annual planning day. The Mind Gallery offered a perfect process and activity for my team to establish a strong unified commitment to a single purpose that could drive and inspire our achievements into the future. We experienced a wonderful day at the Mind Gallery premises in Docklands, it was a cold wet day, however what we experienced was a warm welcoming and fun environment. The Mind Gallery experience is wonderfully creative and engaging. We enjoyed every moment of exploration, immersion and creation and now have a vibrant work of art that reminds us of that day and inspires us in our journey to deliver against our purpose.
The Mind Gallery painting session was a great way to finish off our two day conference in a fun, relaxed environment and offered us a chance to show off our creative side while working together effectively as a team. We are very proud of our finished pieces and have displayed them in each of our interstate offices as a permanent reminder of our team's story.