Upcoming‘Desired Lines’ Art Exhibition


Simply Mindful is delighted to present this exhibition which will be face to face at our Dickson venue, the Gathering Place.

Come and view original works by Simone Annis exploring the concept of “Desired Lines.”

In urban and transport planning ‘desire lines’ refer to the unofficial paths that collective feet make through the landscape over time. These well-trodden paths are both subversive, being illicit, and conversely, the path of least resistance. Desire Lines are paths that form themselves and are evidence of both humanity and the impact of humans in the environment. The desired lines in these paintings are personal and reflective. The marks made by the paint brush, are lines with hindsight (hence the use of past tense). Expressing both what was yearned for in life and what has come to pass, as well as hinting at the unformed road ahead.

About the artist

Simone is an artist who has run an e-bike business from home for the past 14 years while raising three children and loves most things about living in the “People’s Republic of O’Connor” (Inner North, Canberra). You can see some of her work here.

All are welcome

Light refreshments will be provided. Entry is by donation.

This exhibition is open to the public. We require registrations so we can manage numbers and catering.

Please do not come if you are unwell with cold, flu or COVID symptoms.

Descriptive talk offered by artist

In addition to the evening opening, Simone will be offering a special ‘Artists descriptive talk’ for people who have vision impairment and anyone else who wants to join, on Wednesday, 22nd June, 10.30-11.30, at the Gathering Place. This event is also free, but requires registration. Click here to register for the descriptive talk >>

To register for the opening itself, please scroll down and register on this page.

Upcoming‘Desired Lines’ Descriptive Talk by Artist


 

Simone Annis is offering a special ‘Artists descriptive talk’ for people who have vision impairment and anyone else who wants to join. This will be face to face at our Dickson venue, the Gathering Place. This event is free, but we ask that you register so that we can manage numbers. Registration is only required once (either via Simply Mindful or via the artist).

Please do not come if you are unwell or have cold, flu or COVID symptoms.

***NOTE: This talk is a separate event from the art opening itself, which will take place on Friday, 17th June, 6-8pm. Please click here to register for the opening, or scroll down to register for the talk.***

About the artworks

In urban and transport planning ‘desire lines’ refer to the unofficial paths that collective feet make through the landscape over time. These well-trodden paths are both subversive, being illicit, and conversely, the path of least resistance. Desire Lines are paths that form themselves and are evidence of both humanity and the impact of humans in the environment. The desired lines in these paintings are personal and reflective. The marks made by the paint brush, are lines with hindsight (hence the use of past tense). Expressing both what was yearned for in life and what has come to pass, as well as hinting at the unformed road ahead.

About the artist

Simone is an artist who has run an e-bike business from home for the past 14 years while raising three children and loves most things about living in the “People’s Republic of O’Connor” (Inner North, Canberra). You can see some of her work here.

UpcomingSilent Evening Practice Session – June 27th


You are invited to join the Simply Mindful community for an extended period of collective silent practice. Unlike our silent retreats, this practice is not guided. One of our Simply Mindful teachers, Anthony, will hold space for the group.

Whether you’ve recently completed your MBSR course, would like to bring attention back to your mindfulness and meditation practice in a supportive environment, or would like to continue to deepen your practice, Simply Mindful would love to support you in this. If you have any questions about whether this session is suitable for you, please contact us.

Session format:

  • Short welcome and introduction. Bell is sounded to mark the beginning of practice.
  • 3  silent sitting periods with short (10 minute) movement practices in between. The invitation is for you to transition to movement (walking or yoga practice) or change positions during the short break periods, and to maintain stillness during the sitting periods.
  • Bell is sounded to mark the end of practice.
  • There is a short period for discussion and sharing after the end of the practices.

 

 

 


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work in and to sharing high quality mindfulness programs widely.

Every year we donate free and low cost mindfulness sessions and programs to charities, groups, schools and individuals who otherwise wouldn’t be able to access them.

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Contact us for more information: info@simplymindful.com.au or 0490354900

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