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Tonight is a special session for many reasons. Being @topsecretlifedrawing first session in Sydney, it will also be our ...
28/04/2022

Tonight is a special session for many reasons. Being @topsecretlifedrawing first session in Sydney, it will also be our first in person collaboration with long running secret agent of @lifeart.chrys

Our paths crossed during lockdown in 2020, collaborating online for adventures to keep ourselves sane. The friendship has only strengthened over the last 2 years and we consider @lifeart.chrys part of our community in Melbourne, so many models and artists in Melbourne know him and have drawn him.

Chrys is a creative, daring and provoking model, always eager to take on a challenge and tell a story with his modelling. We are so thrilled to be working with our friend Chrys for this session ‘It’s my life’ tonight at @107projectsinc

Here’s a collection of our adventures including featured artworks by artists who have joined online locally and around the globe.

Read the full Guardian Australia article here by Jenny Valentish. https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2022/apr/27/l...
27/04/2022
Look away, straight male gaze! How life-drawing became more inclusive

Read the full Guardian Australia article here by Jenny Valentish.

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2022/apr/27/look-away-straight-male-gaze-how-life-drawing-became-more-inclusive?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Other&fbclid=IwAR1cGnSOUrmnjwBU1EOJrZvIAe7pw_ldSAO10El2UvjGLJYKfIgQusepKxI

Art clubs popping up around Sydney and Melbourne are giving artists the chance to draw trans and queer people, burlesque performers and even models in cosplay

What a beautiful morning! To wake up and be featured in @guardianaustralia 😱 Honoured to be interviewed about @topsecret...
26/04/2022

What a beautiful morning! To wake up and be featured in @guardianaustralia 😱 Honoured to be interviewed about @topsecretlifedrawing how far it's come and to be acknowledged alongside other respected collectives who also embrace body positivity and breaking the conventions with life drawing. I love the community we've created, so proud of my collaborative models and dedicated artists who play a big part in making it the success it is today.

See the full article by Jenny Valentish at @guardianaustralia

📸 Featured photos: @katymarks_x @shiftoffocus.2

Featured models: @pistolina_ @marijatheromantic2 @yourenotlaughingbutiam @brettlifemodel @jaydenbmodel @conartistxiii @vh_dcl @asa.lifemodel @life.with.al_bert @joseph.dang @rora_mac

‘Oh my, God’ @topsecretlifedrawing X @decouvertefemme Starring @bola.bee @ruby_inreallife @marijatheromantic2 @yourenotl...
26/04/2022

‘Oh my, God’ @topsecretlifedrawing X @decouvertefemme Starring @bola.bee @ruby_inreallife @marijatheromantic2 @yourenotlaughingbutiam
Artwork by @calcuttian

‘Oh my, God’ @topsecretlifedrawing X @decouvertefemme Starring @bola.bee @ruby_inreallife @marijatheromantic2 @yourenotl...
26/04/2022

‘Oh my, God’ @topsecretlifedrawing X @decouvertefemme Starring @bola.bee @ruby_inreallife @marijatheromantic2 @yourenotlaughingbutiam
Artwork by @sketchesby.mark

‘Oh my, God’ @topsecretlifedrawing X @decouvertefemme Starring @bola.bee @ruby_inreallife @marijatheromantic2 @yourenotl...
26/04/2022

‘Oh my, God’ @topsecretlifedrawing X @decouvertefemme Starring @bola.bee @ruby_inreallife @marijatheromantic2 @yourenotlaughingbutiam
Artwork by @steve.phoenix89

‘Oh my, God’ @topsecretlifedrawing X @decouvertefemme Starring @bola.bee @ruby_inreallife @marijatheromantic2 @yourenotl...
26/04/2022

‘Oh my, God’ @topsecretlifedrawing X @decouvertefemme Starring @bola.bee @ruby_inreallife @marijatheromantic2 @yourenotlaughingbutiam
Artwork by @elorhan

'It's funny how I find myself in love with you, If I could buy my reasoning, I'd pay to lose'TOP SECRET LIFE DRAWING IS ...
25/04/2022

'It's funny how I find myself in love with you, If I could buy my reasoning, I'd pay to lose'

TOP SECRET LIFE DRAWING IS ON TOUR IN SYDNEY✈️

We are excited to team up with the iconic art community hub 107]] in Redfern for an in person life drawing session for our Sydney artists, with a ZOOM addition for all our Artists back in Melbourne and around the world to join us to celebrate this special session!

Based on the music video IT'S MY LIFE by No Doubt, Music videos have the power to transport and inspire us, much faster then a film, like a poetic dream sequence they deliver us straight to the feeling, edited like an inspiration, visual drug. Originally written and sung by TALK TALK in 1984, we bring you a tale of a lover with an deadly appetite for murder!

Starring in collaboration with our very own secret agents @marijatheromantic2 teaming up with Sydney life model - the debonair @lifeart.chrys for our first in person collaboration since connecting online in 2020. We are excited to be working together and bringing you this fun theme for our first Sydney collab at 107 Projects.

This session will be taking place at 107]] REDFERN SYDNEY and ONLINE via Zoom.

Date/Time: Thursday 28th April.
7:30pm-10:00pm.

Location: 107]] 107 Redfern St Redfern, Sydney.

Ticket Price: $30.00
Concession: $25.00
Online: $18.00

We recommend to book to secure your seat. If you are feeling unwell on the day we recommend you do not attend on the night for the comfort and safety of our models and other artists.

There is also an online option for those who wish to join us from home, or from a long distant destination. You will be registered upon purchase and have a Zoom link and password emailed to you.

We encourage Artists to BYO materials as every artist has their own unique self expression.

Online Time Zones:

Melb/Syd: 7:30pm onwards
Brisbane: 7:30pm onwards
Perth: 5:30pm onwards
Auckland: 9:30pm onwards
London: 10:30am onwards

‘Oh my, God’ @topsecretlifedrawing X @decouvertefemme Starring @bola.bee @ruby_inreallife @marijatheromantic2 @yourenotl...
25/04/2022

‘Oh my, God’ @topsecretlifedrawing X @decouvertefemme Starring @bola.bee @ruby_inreallife @marijatheromantic2 @yourenotlaughingbutiam
Artwork by @iamzacs

‘Oh my, God’ @topsecretlifedrawing X @decouvertefemmeart Starring @bola.bee @ruby_inreallife @marijatheromantic2 @youren...
24/04/2022

‘Oh my, God’ @topsecretlifedrawing X @decouvertefemmeart Starring @bola.bee @ruby_inreallife @marijatheromantic2 @yourenotlaughingbutiam
Artwork by @steve.phoenix89

‘Oh my, God’ @topsecretlifedrawing X @decouvertefemmeart Starring @bola.bee @ruby_inreallife @marijatheromantic2 @youren...
23/04/2022

‘Oh my, God’ @topsecretlifedrawing X @decouvertefemmeart Starring @bola.bee @ruby_inreallife @marijatheromantic2 @yourenotlaughingbutiam
Artwork by @bleedingheartprints

‘Oh my, God’ @topsecretlifedrawing X @decouvertefemmeart Starring @bola.bee @ruby_inreallife @marijatheromantic2 @youren...
23/04/2022

‘Oh my, God’ @topsecretlifedrawing X @decouvertefemmeart Starring @bola.bee @ruby_inreallife @marijatheromantic2 @yourenotlaughingbutiam
Artwork by @calcuttian

‘Oh my, God’ @topsecretlifedrawing X @decouvertefemmeart Starring @bola.bee @ruby_inreallife @marijatheromantic2 @youren...
23/04/2022

‘Oh my, God’ @topsecretlifedrawing X @decouvertefemmeart Starring @bola.bee @ruby_inreallife @marijatheromantic2 @yourenotlaughingbutiam
Artwork by @lauratheadorer

The Nun and her Priest ✟ ‘Oh my, God’ ✟ With @bola.bee ✟ @yourenotlaughingbutiam 📸 @josephalali
22/04/2022

The Nun and her Priest ✟ ‘Oh my, God’ ✟ With @bola.bee ✟ @yourenotlaughingbutiam
📸 @josephalali

We’re in Sydney! 🤫 Taking @topsecretlifedrawing on tour! We have a special session brewing for next week with our talent...
21/04/2022

We’re in Sydney! 🤫 Taking @topsecretlifedrawing on tour! We have a special session brewing for next week with our talented regular secret agents @marijatheromantic2 & @lifeart.chrys for an ‘in person’ and Zoom session, bringing Sydney, Melbourne and the world together!

🗓 Save the date: 28/04/22 -shhh

20/04/2022

No life drawing today. On tour in Sydney! Save the date 28/04 for a Syd-Melb session - In person and on Zoom!

‘Mata Hari’ @topsecretlifedrawing -shhh! Starring @elorhan Artwork by @mybeautifulmonsters
18/04/2022

‘Mata Hari’ @topsecretlifedrawing -shhh! Starring @elorhan Artwork by @mybeautifulmonsters

‘Mata Hari’ @topsecretlifedrawing -shhh! Starring @elorhan Artwork by @jl_syndikas_art
17/04/2022

‘Mata Hari’ @topsecretlifedrawing -shhh! Starring @elorhan Artwork by @jl_syndikas_art

‘Mata Hari’ @topsecretlifedrawing -shhh! Starring @elorhan Artwork by @detachableparts
17/04/2022

‘Mata Hari’ @topsecretlifedrawing -shhh! Starring @elorhan Artwork by @detachableparts

‘Mata Hari’ @topsecretlifedrawing -shhh! Starring @elorhan Artwork by @sketchesby.mark
17/04/2022

‘Mata Hari’ @topsecretlifedrawing -shhh! Starring @elorhan Artwork by @sketchesby.mark

Shhh! @topsecretlifedrawing with @elorhan posing as ‘Mata Hari’ for a beautiful session held in the Mural Hall at @abbot...
17/04/2022

Shhh! @topsecretlifedrawing with @elorhan posing as ‘Mata Hari’ for a beautiful session held in the Mural Hall at @abbotsfordconvent Gorgeous capture on 35mm by @josephalali

Leading up to Easter, its been a year since our ‘PIETA’ session @topsecretlifedrawing with Mother and Son duo Maximus an...
13/04/2022

Leading up to Easter, its been a year since our ‘PIETA’ session @topsecretlifedrawing with Mother and Son duo Maximus and Roxanne, starring as ‘Mary + Jesus’. Was a uniquely beautiful night held in the Oratory at the Abbotsford Convent.

Feels timely that tomorrow night we have another holy theme ‘Oh my, God’ collaborating with @decouvertefemmeart sure to be another monumental experience.

🎟 Tickets have nearly sold out! Be quick!

📸 Stunning photo by @katymarks_x

11/04/2022

The rumours are true… BOLA IS BACK! We are too damn excited and cannot hold on any longer to this big kept secret ❤️‍🔥 Our beloved @bola.bee is back in town and to celebrate we have a très spécial session planned Thursday at @abbotsfordconvent

SAVE THE DATE: 14.04.21

We also have BIG BIG NEWS to announce tomorrow that coincides with this celebration with more special guests! -shhh 🤫

In the realm of ‘Mata Hari’ @topsecretlifedrawing Starring artist/model @elorhan transformed herself into the historic f...
11/04/2022

In the realm of ‘Mata Hari’ @topsecretlifedrawing Starring artist/model @elorhan transformed herself into the historic figure for our drawings delights.
Held within the romantic Mural Hall at the @abbotsfordconvent
📸 35mm Photogrpahy by @josephalali

‘RORA MAC’ @rora_mac 🏋🏻‍♀️-shhh @topsecretlifedrawing ‘Trans Day of Visibility’ 🏳️‍⚧️ Artwork by @michelemontemelb
09/04/2022

‘RORA MAC’ @rora_mac 🏋🏻‍♀️-shhh @topsecretlifedrawing ‘Trans Day of Visibility’ 🏳️‍⚧️
Artwork by @michelemontemelb

Special mention to @emily.lifemodelling who coached @rora_mac for her life modelling debut, attending on the night. Coul...
08/04/2022

Special mention to @emily.lifemodelling who coached @rora_mac for her life modelling debut, attending on the night. Couldn’t resist a selfie with these two beauties💗

The ‘Art’ @rora_mac and the ‘Artists’. Magical captures by the talented @shiftoffocus.2 from our powerhouse session with...
08/04/2022

The ‘Art’ @rora_mac and the ‘Artists’. Magical captures by the talented @shiftoffocus.2 from our powerhouse session with @rora_mac in her stunning debut @topsecretlifedrawing celebrating ‘Trans Day of Visibility’ 🏳️‍⚧️ @24moonsmelbourne

TONIGHT! At Top Secret Life Drawing] we bring you the tale of Dutch exotic dancer and courtesan ‘Mata Hari’. Often portr...
07/04/2022

TONIGHT! At Top Secret Life Drawing] we bring you the tale of Dutch exotic dancer and courtesan ‘Mata Hari’. Often portrayed as a femme fatale, the dangerous, seductive woman who uses her sexuality to effortlessly manipulate men, but others view her differently… easily duped a victim of men rather than a victimizer. Although news reports following her execution in 1917 claimed she had admitted spying for Germany, Mata Hari made no such admission.

For this SOLD OUT session we are excited to present life model @elorhan a friend and regular participating artist of Top Secret Life Drawing] portraying Mata Hari as a homage through life modelling poses and performance.

Mata Hari by Léopold-Émile Reutlinger, 1906.

‘RORA MAC’ @rora_mac 🏋🏻‍♀️-shhh @topsecretlifedrawing ‘Trans Day of Visibility’ 🏳️‍⚧️ Artwork by @belindajane.draws
06/04/2022

‘RORA MAC’ @rora_mac 🏋🏻‍♀️-shhh @topsecretlifedrawing ‘Trans Day of Visibility’ 🏳️‍⚧️
Artwork by @belindajane.draws

‘RORA MAC’ @rora_mac 🏋🏻‍♀️-shhh @topsecretlifedrawing ‘Trans Day of Visibility’ 🏳️‍⚧️ Artwork by @dpbelle
06/04/2022

‘RORA MAC’ @rora_mac 🏋🏻‍♀️-shhh @topsecretlifedrawing ‘Trans Day of Visibility’ 🏳️‍⚧️
Artwork by @dpbelle

‘RORA MAC’ @rora_mac 🏋🏻‍♀️-shhh @topsecretlifedrawing ‘Trans Day of Visibility’ 🏳️‍⚧️ Artwork by @michelemontemelb
06/04/2022

‘RORA MAC’ @rora_mac 🏋🏻‍♀️-shhh @topsecretlifedrawing ‘Trans Day of Visibility’ 🏳️‍⚧️
Artwork by @michelemontemelb

‘RORA MAC’ @rora_mac 🏋🏻‍♀️-shhh @topsecretlifedrawing ‘Trans Day of Visibility’ 🏳️‍⚧️ Artwork by @mybeautifulmonsters
06/04/2022

‘RORA MAC’ @rora_mac 🏋🏻‍♀️-shhh @topsecretlifedrawing ‘Trans Day of Visibility’ 🏳️‍⚧️ Artwork by @mybeautifulmonsters

'Who was Mata Hari?'This week at @topsecretlifedrawing we bring you a tale of mystery and tragedy based on the of histor...
04/04/2022

'Who was Mata Hari?'

This week at @topsecretlifedrawing we bring you a tale of mystery and tragedy based on the of historic figure Mata Hari, a Dutch exotic dancer and courtesan who was convicted and executed for being a spy for Germany during World War I.

She has often been portrayed as a femme fatale, the dangerous, seductive woman who uses her sexuality to effortlessly manipulate men, but others view her differently. She was naïve and easily duped a victim of men rather than a victimizer. Although news reports following her execution in 1917 claimed she had admitted spying for Germany, Mata Hari made no such admission.

For this session we are excited to present life model elorhan] in her debut for Top Secret Life Drawing. Elorhan is a friend and regular participating artist. As an artist/model she will be portraying Mata Hari as a homage through life modelling poses and performance. This will be a LIMITED seated experience in the romantic and historical 'Mural Hall' at the Abbotsford Convent.

Date/Time: Thursday 7th April from 7:30pm-9:30pm.

Location: THE MURAL HALL at the

Ticket Price: $27
Concession/Student $22

Numbers of attendance are LIMITED. We recommend to book to secure your seat as the space is limited to 20 persons only. If you are feeling unwell on the day we strongly recommend you do not attend on the night for the comfort and safety of our models and other artists.

We encourage Artists to BYO materials as every artist has their own unique self expression. Electronic pads are accepted. Basic art materials and chip boards are provided (butcher paper, charcoal, textas) with a gold coin donation. Drinks and snacks will be provided.

Photography and art by elorhan]

For the ‘24 hour Drawing Model Marathon’ for Ukraine @topsecretlifedrawing is honoured and excited to be hosting 6 talen...
02/04/2022

For the ‘24 hour Drawing Model Marathon’ for Ukraine @topsecretlifedrawing is honoured and excited to be hosting 6 talented models joining us locally and all over the world.

Our lineup includes:

• Luiggi @luiggiartmodelling
• Quynh @lynxeyes88
• Lilith @musa_lilith
• Ruby @ruby_inreallife
• Wingkei @studio.wingkei
• Art Model Bec @bec.art.model

Date: Sunday 3rd April.
Time: 4pm-8pm (Melb/Syd)

🎟 Ticket link in bio! Register now and be a part of this incredible world wide event all for a good cause!

Big thanks to the organisers @naomigrq @katiebrightonmodel @blueriverdream for bringing this vision to fruition 💙💛💙💛

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1 St Hellier Street
Abbotsford, VIC
3067

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Abbotsford Life Drawing

UPDATE: Online ZOOM sessions now in full force since Thursday 23rd April.

A weekly life drawing experience within the creative precinct of the bursting Abbotsford Arts community. Hosting the very best life models Melbourne and beyond has to offer. Aimed to spark the creative self expression in artists both experienced and emerging.

Sessions are both traditional and themed, embracing body acceptance and normalising sensuality.

DAYS/TIME: Every Thursday evening from 6:30pm-8:30pm.

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