Clearing Spaces - A Meditative Retreat & Workshop
This workshop invites you into our mystical 'Clearing Spaces' process, including a guided meditation, creating a collaborative elemental painting and participating in a live performance by The Broadbent Sisters. For over 12 years, meditative drawing and painting has been the foundation of our art practice. Using the colour blue, and an intuitive process, we work together, to create large-scale mystical landscapes. Meditative drawing, similar to doodling is quiet, and connects the body and mind. The repetitive action of the brush stroke allows us to enter into a meditative state. The blue paint is the colour of water, representing energies of peace and power. We begin the session with a guided meditation, inviting everyone to slow down and connect. Using blue tones, we will work together to create a mystical landscape to reconnect us to the element of water. Throughout the workshop, participants will physically switch spots to allow for collaboration and appreciation of everyone’s unique mark-making. The space will be carefully designed so that people feel safe and connected, fuelling the opportunity for deeper, more meaningful conversations. The final piece will be hung in the space for the public to enjoy. This mystical and meditative painting workshop calms the mind, and allows us to be more present for ourselves and others. This type of collaboration, leads to magical connections and a meaningful art piece. The final part of the experience will be participating in a live performance. There is always alchemy in live performance as the relationship between form and formless unfolds for both artist and witness. We believe our performance clears different spaces, expectations, and old stories. This is a blessing for the reclaimed waterfront, transforming it into a vital space of connection.