This time of chaos, fragmentation and disorder is Kali’s domain. Kali rules the depths in us, where our deepest sensations, feelings and fears reside. Drawing on the power of the depths, She transcends polarities of order and chaos, unity and fragmentation by her movement of absolute presence. Kali’s volcanic ferocity burns up fear. At the same time, she is Kalima, the nurturing mother who fiercely protects those who seek her refuge. Kali’s calls us to abandon the old stories, to claim the fullness of our sacred depths and to dance with the unknown. Through the dance we have the power and freedom to transcend what no longer serves us and the universe.
Kali is the wrathful Divine Feminine, who emerges from the periphery when radical inner and outer change is the need of the times. If you feel the call of Kali echoing in the depths of your being, you are welcome you to the come and try session.
The come and try classes with Padma Menon will offer a taste of ancient dance contemplation practice in an accessible way. No previous experience of dance required.
Fiona Boyes plays deep Blues, influenced by a myriad of traditional regional styles. She has carved an international reputation as a blues guitarist, bandleader, vocalist and songwriter. International reviewers have described her as a ‘musical anomaly’ and ‘Bonnie Raitt’s evil twin’!
A distinctive finger-picking and slide guitarist, Fiona’s soulful, authoritative style has earned her unprecedented recognition overseas as an Australian artist. Winner of the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, she has toured widely, performing at acoustic, guitar, jazz, and blues festivals, clubs and cultural centres in more than 20 countries.
Limited tickets – bookings essential
The Wisdom Within is the first course at Practical Philosophy Australia. It will introduce you to the world’s great philosophical teachings, show you ways of accessing a lasting happiness beyond material gain and help you to realize the unifying power of love.
WHAT IS THE COURSE ABOUT?
You will consider where true wisdom is found; what it means to come to a greater understanding of yourself and your states of awareness; how justice is relevant to a meaningful life, and what the present moment means in practical terms.
Join us to discover the truth of things – not in theory, but through your own experience.
HOW DOES THE COURSE WORK?
The course format is live with a dedicated tutor. During each session, you’ll have the opportunity to interact with the tutor as well as your fellow students.
Together you will explore the core questions about life and existence; experiment with exercises in mindfulness and discover how easily you can access the wisdom you already have within you.
Philosophy and Wisdom
The Present Moment
The Light of Reason
The Power of Beauty
Unity in Diversity
The Desire for Truth
Courses commence throughout February 2021.
10 weekly face-to-face group sessions with a Tutor.
10 topics delivered.
The course includes a half-day onsite workshop*
Light refreshments served**
BLUES ROULETTE DOUBLES DOWN with Jimi Hocking & Frank Sultana
Lockdowns and venue restrictions didn’t stop Blues Roulette from delivering their brand of spontaneous performances by Australia’s finest Blues artists.
Through 2020, the Melbourne based rhythm section released live EP’s with Frank Sultana and Jimi Hocking that ranked highly on the Australian Blues and Roots Playlist Chart.
With 2020 now behind us, both Sultana and Hocking will be joining Blues Roulette for an interstate tour to celebrate both releases.
The tour promises to give even the most devoted fans of both artists a unique, one night only performance.
Since returning to live shows, every Blues Roulette show has sold out so be sure to grab your tickets quickly.
Pre-sales: $35 Door: $40
In her latest solo show, Sydney artist Jane Gerrish takes us to the glamourous Côte d’Azur of the 1920s and beyond, revealing captivating detail of master Henri Matisse in his studios.
Working as painter, set designer, makeup artist and costume designer, Matisse’s adoration of women is explored through a series of painstakingly researched, fine drawings with bursts of exuberant colour, reflecting the ‘joie de vie’ of the period.
Unlike many of his peers, Matisse thought of his women as creative partners, treating them with great respect and admiration. Often plucked from their lives as actresses and dancers in vibrant Nice, Matisse would pose his concubines in amazing costumes, placing them in wildly theatrical harem stage sets.
Accompanying this exhibition, Jane Gerrish gives us a written guide with detail and timelines that serves to contextualise the period and place us as select spectators in these intimate studio settings.
In her works we see and learn about Matisse’s use of sumptuous tasselled cushions; huge gilded mirrors; tarnished pewter pitchers; carved Moorish screens; inlaid Turkish daybeds; pottery from Fez; porcelain from China; Persian carpets and his familiar, richly patterned textiles.
Entitled “Observe”, this unique exhibition makes full use of Jane’s fashion design background, giving us highly sensitive renderings of drapery and precise detailing of patterns and textures.
Since 2016, Jane’s work has been exhibited at many galleries in Sydney including Gallery East Clovelly and Saint Cloche Paddington. She has had solo shows at Gallery East in 2016 and Suki & Hugh Gallery, Bungendore in 2018.“Observe” will be her third solo show.
She has been a finalist in many art prizes including the Waverley Art Prize Sydney 2016, M16 Gallery Drawing Prize Canberra, 2016, Little Things Art Prize Saint Cloche Gallery Paddington 2016/17/18/19, National Still Life Award Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery 2019 and Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize Sydney 2020.
We are delighted that the Miriam Lieberman Trio will be the artists for our first concert in 2021. Acoustic guitar, violins, African harp and voices combine in luscious harmonies – a unique and enticing musical experience. Miriam has featured at festivals around Australia and the world – now her trio will be in Gunning. This is in easy reach for Canberrans. Gunning has two good cafes and a hotel bistro plus antique and craft shops for those wanting to make a day of it.