"It is important for all of us to have a connection with other people, even though sometimes we don’t think it."
"Having a connection and a bond with others only enriches our lives and our stories, and it helps create us as a person," says Australian Aboriginal artist De Greer Yindimincarlie. "So come, gather around and let's connect with each other."
Made from recycled polypropylene sourced from plastic bags, plastic drink bottles, and medicine bottles, these mats ensure you are celebrating the planet as well as multiculturalism. The Gather Around 3m in diameter mat is light enough to carry or fold-up for transport or storage, so you can move it from your art space or reading corner to a shady spot outside at lunchtime. It's soft and comfortable, but equally sturdy.
These large outdoor mats are perfect for schools and early learning environments or use them indoors for storytelling, art and craft. Consider using them in conjunction with other classroom resources to extend learning in areas such as culture, nature, family life or art.
Gather Around also makes perfect sense as a camping mat, unique flooring inside your bell tent, at events, and as pop-up seating for concerts, picnics, and festivals. Also available in another colour option.
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Name of Design
gather around mat 3m
Origin of Design
Australian Aboriginal, 10% paid to artist
Origin of Artist
Fabric / Materials
Recycled plastic, comes in a sturdy, recycled polyester carry bag
These mats are reversible. Photos show both sides of the same mat. Mat colours may differ slightly from the images shown due to the different inks used in individual print runs. Designed in Australia, manufactured in China or India. NOTE that sizes are +/- 5% due to weaving techniques in manufacturing and may not to be 100% as stated. If using on a slippery surface, non slip mesh recommended underneath.
All our floor mats have been made to the best attainable standards from UV treated recycled polypropylene. Follow our guide to mat maintenance for cleaning and storage instructions. Our floor mats and playmats are suitable for indoor and outdoor use, but extensive exposure to sun or rain will lead to fading and deterioration over time.
Not suitable for children under 3 years
- At campgrounds
- Picnics near waterholes and waterfalls
- Bushwalking stops
- NAIDOC week celebrations
- Multicultural days on the event calendar
- Glamping style
- Caravan mats for under awnings
- Lounge room style
- Patio or decks
- Not designed for permanent, long term sun exposure as this may cause premature deterioration