LIVING PORTRAIT SERIES
When many of us think of a ‘living portrait’ we immediately think of a large classic painting or photo hanging over an ostentatious fireplace or the entry of a spacious foyer, watching over each passerby. Then there are the historical ‘living portraits’ of our ancestors that have been tucked away for safe keeping.
When I was a little girl I used to think that a living portrait meant the person was able to breathe or move about; similar to those in the Harry Potter movies. (Sorry if you haven’t seen a HP movie.) I would stare for hours at old family pictures our mum had safely stored away of my grandmother as a teenager with her siblings and parents, earnestly willing them to at least say, ‘hello’. But they always gave me nothing.
At Platform of Women I want each of us to experience and share the stories from many amazing women; and it is these gathering I have come to see as the Living Portrait series.
Next Monday, Su Robertson will be our first living portrait and share have she journeyed from flight attendant to law lecturer.
Monday, 13 August 2012
6:30pm for a 7:00pm start - $15 tickets – includes coffee and cake (event concludes approx 8:30pm)
Veri Koko, 333 Sydney Road, Brunswick
I met the amazing Su Robertson nearly two years ago in her role as Law lecturer. The first thing I notice about Su was her fabulous taste in handbags – then her laugh.
Over time her amazing story has slowly revealed its self: for 20 years Su flew the skies as a flight attendant for Qantas. Then, like many of us she knew there was a lot more to life – Su studied Law at La Trobe University and is now sharing her wit and knowledge with the next generation of legal minds. One of the things I admire about Su is her dedication to Human Rights.
Ladies – join me and share in the Living Portrait of Su Robertson.
As it is our first Living Portrait I have arranged for a special gift for each person who attends. I can’t wait to see you all Monday evening.