by Ronn Smith
The Creative Dharma newsletter will be hosting an online event: Creativity and contemplative inquiry: a conversation with Jacqui O’Reilly
Join us on Zoom in October –
16 October 2021: 5 to 6pm EDT (North American Eastern Daylight Time)
17 October 2021: 7 to 8am AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time)
Artist Jacqui O’Reilly, recipient of the first Creative Dharma grant, will be in conversation with Ronn Smith. Originally from Aotearoa New Zealand, Jacqui is an artist and musician who now lives in Sydney, Australia. Her art practice includes experimenting with sound, video and installation as artistic intervention within the ecological crises of our time.
Her installation, A bird’s got to sing, was exhibited online at the Listening in the Anthropocene Exhibition 2020. The work is a tribute to the silvereye or tauhou, a bird that is found in both Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. In order to communicate and survive, this small bird must sing louder and higher to be heard over urban noise.
As a result of receiving the Creative Dharma grant, Jacqui is continuing her practice-led research for work in progress Into the River. This project is about the Te Awa Kairangi Hutt river where she grew up. Jacqui describes the river as ‘the most significant symbol of the beauty of life and existence for me in my early years’.
There will be ample opportunity to enter into conversation with Jacqui and other attendees during the second half of the event.
While this event is free, registration is required.
➡︎ Register for this event here.
To find out when this will be taking place in your time zone click here.
5:05-5:30 pm … A conversation with Jacqui O’Reilly
5:30-5:50 pm … Open discussion, Q&A session
5:50-6:00 pm … Closing remarks
All times are North American Eastern Daylight Time.
The major focus of Creative Dharma is to examine the ways that dharma practitioners can bring creativity into their meditation practice. The newsletter also involves artists who engage creatively with the dharma, and bring this sensibility into their practice of art.