April 2019 Sheena News

 

Have a look at my new page !  

  • Read the story of The Prophecy CD and other endeavours.

  • Listen to Sheena sing.

 

Music News

Sheena is currently working with Rob Fry (Robby Fry) in his duo ‘2 Much’.

Find out more about Sheena’s live work and performance dates at these links:

FACEBOOK 

Sheena Mackie – Artist page

Robby Fry – Artist page

YOU TUBE 

Sheena has just started on YouTube – subscribe today and help her get it off the ground – Sheena on YouTube here… 

Academic / writing news

Recently, Sheena received two Letters of Commendation from the Dean of Arts & Education and the Dean of Business & Law, for excellent results in 2018.

She is currently studying a Literature minor to complete her degree (Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business) and graduate at the end of this year.

 

 

 

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August 2018

Writing news

New Editor position

Sheena is the Editor-in-Chief for the official publication of the Student Psychological Society (SPS) for 2018.

SPSQuarterly goes out to over 2000 staff and students of CQUniversity every edition, and is reviewed by the Head of Psychology prior to release.

Finishing that fiction project

In other news, Sheena has entered an emerging writers’ contest by The Wheeler Centre – The Next Chapter, for a Mentorship & Grant, to complete a book (fiction) she has been writing.

Music news

New Facebook page

Have a look at Sheena’s artist page (for music) on Facebook and please give it a ‘like’ to receive updates.

Performance news

Sheena is performing in a duo with Robby Fry at the moment, in a duo called ‘2 Much’.

Upcoming dates are: 

1 September – The Breakfast Creek Hotel 

7 September – Homestead Tavern

22 September – The Breakfast Creek Hotel 

 

 

 

August 2017: Sheena News

Writing update

In the past few months, Sheena has been undertaking writing projects with a focus in adult cyberbullying (called ‘online harassment’ in USA).

Two articles due for publication have been postponed due to her current research project, which she is undertaking with a supervisor at her university.

The research investigates a different aspect of the cyberbullying issue,  but builds upon former work.

The aim of this research is to be Journal published.

 

Music update

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John (Nymo) Nyman’s (previously of Geisha) double-vinyl analogue recording project is moving along nicely and tracking has started for the piece Sheena is singing.

In the meantime, Sheena has been catching up with some former band members and friends to play and enjoy music.

Sheena is currently developing ideas for her original work.

 

 

 

Amazing art moments…

Being an artist is an experience in the unusual at times!  

Here are two of those moments: 

The Rescue

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“The Rescue” 2009, by Sheena B Mackie, 20″x 24″, Acrylic on canvas, (Artist’s collection).

The story behind the painting: 

In 2009, I was painting with the theme of ‘illness & recovery’ in mind.

I had an idea for an industrial scene, with colour and brightness, against dullness.

As I was painting, I felt as though I had become lost in another realm or world, and my hand was working independently from my body (a strange sensation).

An angel formed on the canvas before me, appearing to drag an ailing person to safety.

The world seems to be closing in, whilst symbols of faith and renewal gleam brightly.

 

Sea of Ghosts

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“Sea of Ghosts” 2004, Sheena B Mackie, 36″x48″, Acrylic on canvas, The Verve collection. 

The story behind the painting: 

It was December 2004.  I felt dark. Very dark. Downright gloomy.  Something was up.

I started painting.

Swirling water formed, like a tunnel.  I felt that it was important.  I kept going.  White paint… light… crossing over… faces… spirits.

Almost frenzied, I was in some sort of ‘zone’ of turbulence and almost, horror.

When I emerged from that zone, I stood back and looked at the painting.

I knew it was prophetic somehow.

Within weeks a massive tsunami killed upwards of 230,000 people.

**As I was organising an exhibition with The Verve Restaurant, at the time, I exchanged the painting for the cost of hosting my show. The owner of The Verve has this gem in his collection.