Drawing at Clifton School of Arts and exploring the spiritual at Dombarton


July is shaping up as a busy month. I’m delighted to be part of  Drawing the Linea showcase of drawing practices in the Illawarra.






I’m in good company: artists include Paulineke Polkamp, Jackie Cavallaro, Gillian Day, Alannah Dreise, Gabrielle Freer, Harry Gale, Lesley Goldacre, Karen Hook, Liz Jeneid, John Kennedy, Moira Kirkwood, Kathryn Orton, Hal Pratt, Nick Santoro, Lara Seresin, Sue Smalkowski, Julia Stepjanovic, Leonie Watson, Vyvian Wilson and Diana Wood Conroy.

Drawing the Line

Opening Event: Friday 8 July @ 6.30pm, to be opened by cartoonist David Rowe

Exhibition open 11 – 4, 8 July – 17 July 2016

Clifton School of Arts, 338 Lawrence Hargrave Drive Clifton


Then there’s Insight – exploring the spiritual in art, an exhibition running over a weekend that includes not only visual art but singing bowls workshops, Argentinian drumming, tai chi and walks through the beautiful landscape of Hillside Farm Dombarton.


Everyone involved with this exhibition is in some way expressing their spiritual selves through their artwork. The gallery space is a meditative and beautiful spot looking out over the valley. Artists include  Robert Reid, Sr. Veronica Chandler, Greer Taylor, Kate Stehr, Wendy Dening, Shining Rainbow, Liz Jeneid, Lorraine Allen, Mardijah Simpson, Rosa Daniela Diaz, Libby Bloxham, Alena Kennedy and myself.

Exhibition Opening: Friday 15th July 6 – 9pm

To be opened by Mitchell Reese

Exhibition open Sat & Sun 10 – 4



Saturday 16th July

10:30am: Alchemy Crystal Singing Bowls performance with
Elizabeth Brandis. Bring mat, cushion & blanket.

11am– 12noon: Alchemy Crystal Singing Bowls
workshop with Elizabeth Brandis. Bring mat,
cushion & blanket.

12noon– 1pm: Lunch (contribute a plate or
bring your own lunch if you are attending).

1pm– 2pm: Inspirational walk on Hillside Farm
(15mins easy to medium grade walk followed
by 30mins relaxing/quiet time on the hill).
Wear clothes &s hoes suitable for a bushwalk.

2pm– 3 or 4pm: Creative artmaking or writing
workshop: choice of writing; mandala drawing
or collage; or 3D sculpture construction.

Sunday 17th July
10am– 11am: Tai ChiWorkshop with Rusel Last

11:30am–12noon: Argentinian Drumming performance
by Illawarra’s OWN Heartbeats

12noon– 1pm: Lunch (contribute a plate or bring
your own lunch if you are attending).

1pm– 2pm: Argentinian Drumming workshop
with Barbara Malcolm from OWN

2pm– 3 or 4pm:This time is available for another
walk onHillside Farm and/or creative work in
art or writing.

All welcome, but if you’re thinking of coming along to a workshop please let us know. RSVP to me on 0400 374 362 or Alena Kennedy on alena@alenakennedy.net.