Author and radio and TV personality Meshel Laurie confesses to being a bad Buddhist, but every day she puts her energy into improving. She works in television...
Vivid Art After Hours: Spirituality and Inner Life
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Author and radio and TV personality Meshel Laurie confesses to being a bad Buddhist, but every day she puts her energy into improving. She works in television, creates podcasts, writes books and parents twins, so she knows a thing or two about the mad juggle of modern life. In this talk with Benjamin Law, she offers a snapshot of her life and the speed bumps and detours on the path to enlightenment. Meshel may not be a beacon of Buddhist Zen...yet. However, as the saying goes, the journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. Or a shuffle to the instant coffee machine at five am.
After Meshel’s talk, be ready to shuffle and jive to Do The Spike Thing. In this live music tribute to our Vivid Ideas Game Changer: Spike Lee (appearing on Sat 1 June at Sydney Town Hall), the multi-skilled Andrew Bukenya and his band reinterpret the soundtracks of the ‘joints’ by this provocative filmmaker and trail blazer.
Slowing it down a notch, experience a short mindfulness session with Steve Pozel who’ll guide you through meditations on artworks in the Gallery’s collection. Places are limited, so arrive early to sign up for a spot.
If that’s not enough, head down to the Mark Colvin Conversation: Net Worth. In this ticketed talk, Pulitzer Prize winner, author and art critic Sebastian Smee, psychologist and digital nutritionist Jocelyn Brewer and singer, songwriter and author Holly Throsby explore the value of an ‘inner life’ and ask whether we’ll pay a price for our digital distraction.
Topical talks and live music are just part of the entertainment each evening. Stay for mindfulness sessions, drawing workshops and artist-led talks. Vivid Art After Hours events are free and everyone is welcome. While you’re at the Gallery, catch the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prize exhibition too (admission prices apply).