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Oct 27, 2014

Charcoal

"All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. ”
-Pablo Picasso

Through Lifelines and my pop-up Champagne & Charcoal classes, I would like to give grown-ups who may have strayed from their childhood creative selves, an opportunity to rediscover what it feels like to be an artist whilst confronting their hesitations of drawing the human form ... armed with charcoal in one hand, and a glass of bubbly in the other.

The classes are guided and offer individuals the opportunity to challenge not only their drawing skills, but how they look and see things in a completely uncompetitive environment. 

Classes are suitable for ALL levels of experience, with novices possibly finding the most surprising outcomes.

If you would like to find out more, feel free to get in touch.

If you might be interested in upcoming classes or short courses, please register your interest.
aneta@lifelines.com.au
mobile - 0415 102 029


"Aneta’s teaching method’s were unique and effective. She challenged everyone to open their mind, and to see things in light and shade, rather than simply in conventional borders.

I walked in to the class as a drawer, and I think it’s not too bold to say that when I walked out, I was on my way to becoming an artist, or at least understanding art.

It is not often that one can see – quite literally – how much has been learned in the space of a couple of hours. I think this is valuable because it proves that people can develop skills completely outside of their comfort zone.

I expect that I will draw on this experience for confidence when I am next faced with performing a task that is outside my comfort zone.

I really enjoyed the class and I would be keen do a course. I think that doing things that are completely out of step with the rest of your daily routine helps to ensure a broad experience of life.

And of course, live art is a great reminder that beauty comes in many shapes and sizes."

-Kim, Highgate

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Apr 25, 2013

Pete Robertson is back ... and as intense as ever.

Awesome to see Pete Robertson resurface in the limelight hungry for more gold. 

I managed to get him to sit still for me long enough to do a Lifelines portrait session at the 2010 Beaufort Street Festival ... and here he is gracing the cover of the current Triathlon Magazine.

3 time ITU World Champion 2001, 2003 and 2005.
2 time Olympian 2000 and 2004. 

Portraits from the Beaufort Street Festivals.
Photos from the Beaufort Street Festivals. 

CommentsCategories Pete Robertson Beaufort Street Festival

Apr 3, 2013

Beaufort Street Festival 2012 Arts Program from Adam Nalapraya on Vimeo.

VIDEO: Spot me in action with Lifelines at the Beaufort St Festival ...

Did you make it to last year's Festival?  

Great to finally see Adam Nalapraya's video of the 2012 Arts Program and relive some of the day's 'arty' highlights. 

And now that you've met Rachael ... what do you think of her Lifelines likeness?

See the portraits from the day here.

CommentsCategories Video Beaufort Street Festival

Dec 2, 2012

Festival magic on Beaufort Street

What a rush!

This year's Beaufort St Festival was a massive event with over 100,000 people attending despite the rather roasty conditions.

Interestingly for me, the experience of being part of the Festival started not with the event on the day, but meeting the people who helped me create my space and those engaged in running the Event. 

Despite the pressures of the massive task undertaken, even at the eleventh hour, their faces beaming contagious smiles.

A huge thank you goes out to Lee at Discus who helped me with the printing of my display, as well as Brody MacLeod and Marissa Glas for their support helping me find a home for it on the day ... and of course my priceless setup helpers Angela Pownell and Jacky Coglan who's elbow grease meant that things went up, and came down without a hitch.

The Festival itself was all I could have hoped for making sure I was more then entertained ... with a spectrum of charismatic characters pausing in the chaos of the streets to share a little time, and entrust me with their Lifelines.

Check out the Lifelines Portraits and photos from the day.

CommentsCategories Beaufort Street Festival Exhibition Opening Night Serendipity

Oct 31, 2012

You're Invited! ... Lifelines Organic Gallery at Beaufort Street Festival

I N V I T A T I O N

Lifelines portraits by aneta will be sprouting an Organic Gallery at the Beaufort Street Festival!

Live, spontaneous portraits will be drawn at The Festival and exhibited progressively on the day, transforming the front of the Pony Club into a pop-up exhibition.

when  :  Saturday, 17th November.  12–6pm.

where  :  Front of the Pony Club, 620 Beaufort Street, Mt Lawley

There is no need to RSVP, but if you'd like to let me know you're coming,
let me know on Facebook here.

Save the date and see you there!

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Sep 13, 2012

Beaufort Street Festival 2012

Im excited to say, I got the news yesterday that Beaufort Street Festival would like me to part of the event again this year, and after meeting up with Brody, the festival Art Director today, my brain is buzzing with ideas ... watch this space!

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Nov 27, 2010

a Beaufort Street experience

A little nervous about the lack of time for my setup at the Beaufort Street Art Festival, but mostly excited ... I made my debut into the world of public art I guess. It was such a fantastic day.

An 8.30 start (with a little help from my friends Fi + Fleur), in the theme of the Laundromat across the road from my setup, I had my little bit of street decked out with clothes lines, pegs, socks + undies and a small selection of samples from the real Lifelines encounters ...It was only at about 2pm I realised I hadn’t even taken a sip of water since getting there ... adrenaline was keeping me buzzing ... and I couldn’t let go of the momentum till I finally started to feel dizzy ... and my lunch-break saviours arrived.

By around 7pm I completed 31 portraits ... and gained 6 masterpieces of me for my collection.

One of the portraits I did towards the end of the day, Lexy Scott, was to offer me my next appointment ... The opening of the Artillery Festival (Amnisty International) later in the week. 

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