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Jul 10, 2013

Lifelines of the Art Gallery of Western Australia ...

Who would have thought that drawing my friends and people we met along the way whilst on holidays a few years back in Thailand, were in fact the beginnings of an incredible journey which along it's path, would lead me to this ...

During the course of the current Art Gallery of Western Australia's MoMA Series exhibition, Van Gogh, Dali and Beyond ... I am making a series of appearances as a CollaborART Partner, and drawing a collection of Lifelines Portraits of some of the individuals who cross my path in among these incredible Masterpieces.

Today I am making my third appearance .. but already the experience has been amazing having met and spent time with the first 12 characters whos portraits you can now see featured on the dedicated section on this website.

Be sure to also check out the dedicated blog where you will already find a couple of videos with some of the people I've met, their portraits as well as hear what they have to say about the experience.

There are no set times or dates for my appearances .. these like the Lifelines Portraits, will be spontaneous and serendipitous ... but I will be posting on Facebook and on Twitter on the days of my appearances so follow me if you'd like to stay in the loop ...

Hope you can join me some time over the coming months while I hang-out with Van Gogh, Dali and Beyond.

Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853-1890), The Olive Trees, Saint Rémy, June-July 1889, Oil on canvas, 28 5/8 × 36" (72.6 × 91.4 cm), The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Mrs. John Hay Whitney Bequest.    Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864- 1901), La Goulue at the Moulin Rouge, 1891- 92, Oil on board, 31 1/4 × 23 1/4" (79.4 × 59 cm), The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Gift of Mrs. David M. Levy.    Gustav Klimt (Austrian, 1862- 1918), The Park, 1910 or earlier, Oil on canvas, 43 1/2 × 43 1/2" (110.4 × 110.4 cm), The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Gertrud A. Mellon Fund.    Paul Cézanne (French, 1839-1906), Still Life with Ginger Jar, Sugar Bowl, and, Oranges, 1902-06, Oil on canvas, 23 7/8 x 28 7/8" (60.6 x 73.3 cm), The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Lillie P. Bliss Collection

CommentsCategories Art Gallery of Western Australia Exhibition Invitation MoMA Series Portraits Serendipity Video

Jan 7, 2013

In the market for a Life Drawing masterpiece?

Over the last 12 months I've been part of a Life Drawing group which is now holding an exhibition with pieces for sale ... so if you're in the market for a little nudie art, and let's face it, who isn't?! ...  be sure to come on down!

OPENING NIGHT:  Friday, 11 January 2013, 6pm - 9pm

January 11-18, 2013
Cullity Gallery
UWA Nedlands Campus, 
corner of Clifton Street and Stirling Highway 

Gallery hours: 12-13 January, 10am - 4pm | 14-18 January, 9am - 7pm

The public are invited to view the results of over 18 months of life drawing sessions hosted by the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts of UWA - drawings from over a dozen local artists which includes works in pencil, charcoal and ink.

Exhibited pieces are available for purchase and immediate possession; new works will be added throughout the duration to maintain a constant display of fresh and exciting material.

www.alva.uwa.edu.au/cullity-gallery | P: 0448 511 207 | 

CommentsCategories Life Drawing Exhibition For Sale Opening Night

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!

CommentsCategories Organic Gallery Invitation Beaufort Street Festival Exhibition Tags Lifelines Organic Gallery Beaufort Street Festival Portrait Aneta Wnek

Jul 4, 2012

VIDEO : Amnesty International's 'At Arm's Length' event

What a great night !

There's something about being surrounded by energetic passionate individuals who get together for a worthy cause.

Here's a short video I threw together of some of the results from the Lifelines I drew for the Organic Gallery on the night ... and a couple of the reactions of their reveals.

See all the Lifeline portraits from the event with peoples messages responding to the evening's theme At Arms Length by clicking here.

A HUGE THANK YOU to eveyone who sat for me ... and an EVEN BIGGER THANKS to Vilva and Nick who let me film them for this!

Congratulations to Roxy, Lexy and Laura on organising these fantastic Artillery events, as well as all the Artists that put their creative expressions together to support them.

Let me know what you think of the video - hopefully the first of many to come!

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CommentsCategories Artillery - Amnesty International Exhibition Organic Gallery Serendipity Video Tags Artillery Amnesty International At Arms Length Video Portraits

Jun 21, 2012

Friday 29th June ... Lifelines Organic Gallery is off to support a great cause - Artillery!

I'm very excited to announce that Ill be taking Lifelines to support another one of Artillery's worthy events ... 'AT ARMS LENGTH'

Come along to support them, check out the arts and be entertained ... and let me add your Lifelines to the Organic Gallery Ill be creating on the night ....  

6pm, Friday, 29 June 2012
Four5Nine Bar, Rosemount Hotel
459 Fitzgerald Street, North Perth

http://artilleryfestival.com/perthevents.html
"'AT ARM'S LENGTH' takes this idea to the creative extreme and uses the Arts to explore one of the world's most pressing issues, arms trade, from a truly Australian perspective. Also it's a great excuse for us to make puns, because here at ARTilleryfest, we use ART as
our ARTillery to fight for human rights."

Heres some of the results from the last time I got involved with them
... hope to see you on the night!

http://lifelines.com.au/artillery
http://lifelines.com.au/artillery-pix

CommentsCategories Artillery - Amnesty International Exhibition Invitation Opening Night Organic Gallery Tags aneta wnek artillery amnesty international organic gallery 29 june 2012 At arm's length Perth Rosemount hotel drawing portraits

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. 

See Beaufort Street • LifelinesPhotos
See Artillery • LifelinesPhotos

CommentsCategories Artillery - Amnesty International Beaufort Street Festival Exhibition Organic Gallery Portraits Serendipity