So I was lucky enough to work with @MurrayArts last week running some amazing workshops with some amazing people… As part of the Stardust project (at Thurgoona)

So I was lucky enough to work with @MurrayArts last week running some amazing workshops with some amazing people… As part of the Stardust project (at Thurgoona)

Moving baby… #Drawing (at Canberra, Australian Capital Territory)

Moving baby… #Drawing (at Canberra, Australian Capital Territory)

Tags: drawing

After 2months of being sick it feels good to be back in the studio… #stopmotion #drawing (at studio)

After 2months of being sick it feels good to be back in the studio… #stopmotion #drawing (at studio)

Real Women Showcase

Real Women Showcase

Presented by Simone Flanagan in collaboration with Women with Disabilities Victoria

Woman noun
the female human being (distinguished from man)

Disability noun
the interaction between impairments and environmental, attitudinal, and social barriers.

Artist noun
a person who creates or performs as a profession or hobby.

Celebrating the unique and diverse art created by women with disabilities and showcasing their role as cultural innovators.

A selection of short vignettes, spoken word, comedy and musical performances.

As part of the Queen Victoria Centre’s International Women’s Day Festival Hub Events.

Featuring performances by:
Stella Young, Eva Sifis, Jax Jacki Brown, Emma J Hawkins, Zhen Chew, Anna Seymour, Heidi Everett and more.

When: 6:00pm (for a 6:30pm start) Monday 3 March
Where: The Victoria Room, Queen Victoria Womens Centre 210 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Tickets: $15/$10
Bookings: http://tinyurl.com/realwomeniwd or at the door if still available.

Eva Sifis is a disability arts project manager who hailed from Adelaide, SA before moving to Melbourne in 2011. She worked with Arts Access SA as well as managing her own events during Highbeam Festival and circus workshops over the past few years. Eva brings with her a personal journey through ‘disability’ as well as a long and varied history through the arts that has seen her perform and manage around Australia and also internationally.

Stella Young is a comedian, disability advocate and Editor of ABC’s Ramp Up website. Stella was a two-time state finalist in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Raw Comedy competition; and has hosted eight seasons of Australia’s first disability culture program No Limits, aired on Channel 31 and community stations across the country.

Emma J Hawkin is a triple threat performer, a little outside of the box, who has a bag of tricks bigger than herself. Her alter ego The Divine Miss Em has been involved in many events and festivals and is well known for her sauciness and dancing prowess. Emma sees performing as a way of challenging herself and audiences alike, believing the Performing Arts should be accessible to all.

Jax Jacki Brown is a disability activist, writer, performer and trouble-maker. She runs disability and sexuality workshops and MCs deaf and disability performance nightQuippings in Melbourne.

Zhen Chew is internationally known for her Performance Drawing using charcoal and interactive animations; she creates artworks that explores the archival process of drawing as well as questioning perceptions of experience, time, place and self.

Anna Seymour completed a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance) at Deakin University in 2012 and has worked for various companies and festivals including Polyglot, La Mama, Strange Fruit, Dancehouse, Melbourne Fringe and Short and Sweet Dance Festival. Anna has been awarded a Professional Development grant from The Australia Council of the Arts in dance which includes a secondment with Lucy Guerin in 2014 and keeping Anna busy with dance training and performing opportunities – two of her favourite things!

Heidi Everett is a Melbourne based musician, artist and public speaker. She has a passion for creating unique mental health awareness, with projects that engage people by celebrating the culture of Living. Heidi has over two decades of professional artistic experience in some form or another. She also loves her second job, teaching songwriting and performance!

Bearbrass Asylum

The performance will run for approximately 70 minutes

There will be a pop up bar onsite op erating before and after the performance.

Venue is wheelchair accessible and the showcase will be Auslan interpreted and Audio Described.

Please advise of any access requirements at time of booking.

If you are having trouble booking, would like more information or would like to volunteer on the night, please contact: simoneflanagan@gmail.com

Getting ready for my master show… Wishing I had a studio this big so I can actually see my drawing together (at Monash University Caulfield Campus)

Getting ready for my master show… Wishing I had a studio this big so I can actually see my drawing together (at Monash University Caulfield Campus)

Detail of a new work that will be in my MFA show. #art #drawing #gallery #ngv #melbnow (at National Gallery Of Victoria)

Detail of a new work that will be in my MFA show. #art #drawing #gallery #ngv #melbnow (at National Gallery Of Victoria)

Time Based Performance Drawing: Perceptual Drawing as an Archival Process of Seeing
MFA show by Zhen

OPENING NIGHT:
5pm - 8pm
10th February 2014

PERFORMANCE DRAWING:
6pm - 8pm
10th February 2014 

(This means I need to have as many people there as possible so I can draw you. I will be creating a wall drawing with charcoal of the gallery space. I will draw you while you watch my drawing process)

VIEWING BY APPOINTMENT:
11th - 13th February 2014

LOCATION:
POST GRADUATE GALLERY
D2.09, Level 2, Building D (Fine Arts Building)
Monash University, Caulfield Campus
900 Dandenong Road, Caulfield East

Dreaming up my dream studio… Has a pool, moving walls, black out blinds for projections, window doors that make the whole wall like a massive door, a changeable space that can be turned into a gallery space a lift to the second floor… Just in case I get old and can’t climb stairs or need to move something heavy. Dreammmmms.

Dreaming up my dream studio… Has a pool, moving walls, black out blinds for projections, window doors that make the whole wall like a massive door, a changeable space that can be turned into a gallery space a lift to the second floor… Just in case I get old and can’t climb stairs or need to move something heavy. Dreammmmms.

​​THE BIG DRAW TALKS 2013

​Hi all below is details to a talk I’m going next week
click here more details:


​​THE BIG DRAW TALKS
Saturday 26 October, 2pm @ The Memo, Healesville


An invaluable way to spend a Saturday afternoon;

the Big Draw Talks will leave you truly inspired.

Mark Knight, Mimi Leung, Zhen Chew and Kelly Thompson are all internationally renowned artists with varying styles and approaches, have made their mark in the illustration world. Come join us at The Memo, Healesville to listen to these artists speak and learn the secrets of building a creative career.

Hailing from completely different backgrounds, Mark Knight, Mimi Leung, Zhen Chew and Kelly Thompson are all seasoned speakers who will be presenting examples of their work and reflecting how they developed their personal style. They will share tips on how to survive as an Illustrator in our media saturated world and reflect on The Big Draw theme: Draw Tomorrow.



· Mark Knight is the editorial cartoonist for the Herald Sun. No one is safe from his evocative and hilarious caricatures; particularly politicians and football players (and everyone in between).


· Famously gaining kudos from Kanye West in his personal blog, Mimi Leung’s mix of the mundane and unbridled imagination has seen her work for various clients worldwide including Adidas, AOL, VICE Magazine and The New York Times.


· Zhen is internationally known for her Performance Drawing using charcoal and interactive animations; she creates artworks that question perceptions of experience, time, place and self.


· Kelly Thompson’s illustrations are internationally recognized and have captured the imagination of the fashion and art world. Her clients include Penguin Books, Nintendo, Covergirl, Westpac, Nike and Mimco.

Check out my collaboration with Sarah CooksCLICK HERE to find out more.