Sophia Dunn with Brett Ashby

Event Details

  • From: February 26, 2023
  • To: February 26, 2023
  • Starting at: 01:00 PM
  • Finishing at: 02:00 PM


  • Inner Essence
  • 381 Docklands Drive
  • VIC
  • 3008
  • Australia
  • https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sophia-dunn-with-brett-ashby-tickets-554765397237

Experience Sophia Dunn (Bloom kitchen, actor) painted on canvas while (International visual artist) Brett Ashby rides his skateboard.

‘Inner Essence’ live art & gallery presents, the aura portrait painting of Sophia Dunn on canvas.

The live painting performance depicts energy, aura and frequency as Ashby paints while skateboarding on his halfpipe, across the duration of the 1hour live event.

Brett Ashby is a multidisciplinary artist, performer, director and author from Naarm, Australia. Ashby’s art practise includes, sculpture, performance, film, painting, music, and major public commissions, framing Ashby as a prodigious figure in the contemporary experimental film world.

Ashby is recognisable for his unique methods of practice employing a skateboard or surfboard as a tool to paint aura. His work is linked through a poetic and intuitive sensitivity to the expressive potential of space, light, colour, context and materials.

Ashby (Director) of short film ‘The One I Love’ received Best Experimental Short Film awards in 2023, from countries such as Italy, Switzerland, Serbia, Russia and was awarded Best Inspirational Film at the 8 & Halfilm Awards.

Capturing the vibrations and energy within the time and space that he is creating in. The colours in the art align with positive psychology, art therapy, faith and offer healing properties.

His work is in various collections worldwide, including Berlin, Texas, Cape Town, Edinburgh, Geneva, Sri Lanka, London, Paris, New York, Miami, Tokyo, Dubai, Tennessee, and many parts of Australasia.