Saturday, 08. April 2017, Brunswick, Stark Realism - Effie Pryer, Francien Krieg & Ville Löppönen

from 08. April 2017 - 18:00 till 21:00
AustraliaBrunswick1 Sparta Place3056
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60 people attending
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Stark Realism is an exhibition of new paintings by Francien Krieg, Effie Pryer and Ville Löppönen. Each of these artists uses realism to explore the substance and mystery of being human. Krieg’s elderly nudes offer an unflinching but compassionate look at the effects of aging on women’s bodies and ask the viewer to consider the spirit within. Pryer’s portraits are inspired by her interest in mythologies of the world and the themes that resonate throughout human experience. And Löppönen uses religious iconography to depict our internal struggles.

OPENING NIGHT: Saturday, April 8 from 6-9pm.

Exhibition runs from April 9 to April 30.

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Free entry and complimentary wine available at the opening. For those wanting a non-alcoholic option, we will also have drinks provided by Remedy Kombucha.

Francien Krieg (The Netherlands) lives and works in The Hague. Krieg paints older women as beautifully complete nudes. She acknowledges the marks time has made upon the physical body and focuses our attention to a place where physical and spiritual beauty intersect. Imagining a world in which societal pressures lift and current narratives around physicality and the female body broaden. When viewing Francien’s nudes it is hard not to feel moved by their unflinching realism and stark depiction of female beauty.

As Alan Katz explains, “It is somewhat predictable that Krieg has suffered negative reactions to her work, as on the surface one might think she was portraying elderly women without respect. But Krieg is really commenting on beauty in much the same way as Sam Peckinpah was commenting on violence through his movies. Man’s ideal view of young female beauty does get shattered with age, but something else takes place of more importance…the realisation that once “idealized” beauty is gone, the innate beauty of spirit has the potential to create an outer beauty with a greater depth. Krieg’s personal vision is consistent and committed. She expresses herself through her art in ways that give her a unique point of view on the human condition."

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Effie Pryer (Australia) is a Tasmanian painter who studied arts and fine arts at UTAS and completed a master’s degree in cultural material conservation at the University of Melbourne in 2013. Her paintings draw on the narratives and imagery she has encountered studying ancient and traditional mythologies from around the world. She is particularly interested in the unchanging nature of human angsts and desires across cultures and millennia. With a focus on employing native flora and fauna in her imagery and materials, Pryer uses traditional oil painting techniques on exposed timber surfaces to incorporate the timber’s natural beauty into the imagery and layers of narrative.

Ville Löppönen Artworks (Finland) graduated from the Department of Painting at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 2007. Graphic novels and popular imagery meet the classical painting tradition in Löppönen’s skillful, photorealistic, figurative painting. In recent years, his art has also been strongly influenced by Western Church art and by the Eastern tradition of icon painting. Löppönen is also a notable contemporary portrait painter. His imagery deals with the healing nature of suffering and the human struggle with the self and its contradictions. He is also concerned with the conflict between religious service and ego-based artistic creation. Löppönen sees his art as being theological contemporary art. The painting process itself is an act of spiritual reflection or prayer.

WHERE: beinArt Gallery | 1 Sparta Place | Brunswick | VIC 3056 | Australia


PHONE: +61 3 9939 3681

Monday, 23. April 2018, Coorabell Creek, ISTA Level 1 Training (SSSex)

from 23. April 2018 - 16:00
till 29. April 2018 - 13:00
Coorabell Creek
AustraliaCoorabell Creek139 Newes Rd2479
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23-29th April, 2018, Byron Bay

Facilitators: Lead Faculty-Janine Mc Donald, Lead Faculty Ohad Pelle Ezrahi, Lead Faculty Rex McCann

Back for the fourth time in Byron Bay, following the Taste of love festival 2017 at the magic location Paradise One, is this life changing training.

Followed by Level 2 and 3 if you want to take the plunge into a deeper journey:

...each of these three areas alone carry enormous charge for shadow and misuse of power as well as potential for liberation, freedom, love and joy. Together, integrated, we begin to see what it means to be awake, empowered, in community and in service as love in the world.

This week provides the essential teachings and experiences that restore to us the type of education we should have had around our sexuality, our emotions and our relationships with the masculine and feminine. This provides for the experience of being truly alive and integrated.

This powerful 7 day training is a training for life and love and is for EVERYONE, practitioners, would-be practitioners and anyone who desires to take their personal empowerment to another level and to deepen their abilities of Self Mastery. Activities include hands on practice and coaching around the use and implementation of 7 incredible tools including emotional release, aspecting, voice dialogue, neurological reprogramming, exploration into ethics and boundaries and introduction of rituals of initiation.

This training is aimed at men and women who are dedicated to the ongoing practice of evolving consciousness and deeper embodiment and who support others on this path. Central to this are presence, awareness, personal empowerment, emotional intelligence, sexual wholeness, and a lifestyle which honours the interconnectedness of all things. Acknowledging and embracing one’s shadow (or un-integrated psychological material) is the cornerstone of this work.

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Some people take this training for their own personal enrichment while others are interested in the profession of Sacred Sexual Practitioner or Educator. Join with other motivated individuals from a diverse background of experiences, including computer techs, massage therapists, counsellors, artists, healers, entrepreneurs, and students, to create an intensely-satisfying learning journey, that will significantly impact your personal life and professional style.

This revolutionary Life empowerment course supports us to masterfully direct our primal and sexual nature so that we more deeply embody a fully integrated, respectful and vibrant relationship with ourselves and others. Attendees include those from the various spiritual/sexual paths of celibacy, monogamy, and polyamory. The entire course is designed to support all individuals to find, feel, claim, and express their highest Life expression. If it is your truth, It is possible to complete the entire training/experience without touching another person. How do we fully take back our power as well as support others to live free? The ISTA facilitators are looking forward to meeting you in Love, Power, and Freedom.

Vegetarian and vegan options only. Please let us know if you have additional dietary needs.

April 23rd, 4pm – 29th, 1.00pm, 2018

Paradise One , 139 Newes Rd, Coorabell

Registration & Fees:
Super Early Bird – $ 1400 + food & accom ( Limited places at this rate. Availability until 31st of Dec, 2017)
Early Bird – $ 1500 + food & accom ( Availability until 28th of Feb, 2018)
Full Price – $ 1700 + food & accom
Repeats: $ 850 + food & accom
Young Adult (16-25 year olds): $ 1100 + food & accom

Food and Accommodation Prices:
There will be 3 delicious, healthy meals per day. Vegetarian and vegan. Please let us know if you have special needs.

Camping & full board – $ 550
Dorm (4 share in room) & full board – $ 600
Twin share (2 share in room) & full board – $ 750
Single Room fold out double bed non private entry & full board – $ 800
Single Room, queen bed, private entry & full board – $ 850

Deposit options:
You can pay your accommodation cost initially as your holding deposit to reserve your spot and the early bird rate and then the full course fee at your nearest convenience due latest on or before December 31st (or your place may be transferred to another if close to capacity, payments/deposits are non refundable). Note: Your booking is confirmed once we receive payment of full fee or deposit.

Limited places to 40 participants only.

For more information please contact us.
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Disclaimer, please read before registering:
I understand and recognise that some of the content in the ISTA trainings and exercises is of spiritual and sexual nature. I agree that what happens to me during the group, training or outside of session processes stays under my control and the ISTA teachers, session givers and organizers are not in any way held responsible. I agree to act responsible in regards to my previously existing relationships or agreements and to seek advice from a facilitator during the training should I feel at any time uncomfortable with any of the exercises or interactions within the group.
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