Morag Donnelly Lifesensing

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The Art Studio

Lifelines sensing life : exploring drawing life as a language of the senses

The intimacy & vibrancy of drawing from life.

Life drawing in this way, we are centring in presence, being in the body, in the moment, our seeing is opened, our touch enlivened. This instinctive approach cultivates our responsiveness, to liberate our freedom of expression. Whether you are a complete beginner, returning to art or avid experienced artist you are welcome.

Join us for this relaxation into creativity and explore this intimate relationship of material dance on paper in response to life.

Immersing in depth the richness and vitality of life drawing, expanding our vocabulary of gesture, of empathy and seeing. Morag carries an intuitive responsiveness and a strong fascination with the inherent relationship of all things. An artist & dancer she facilitated with the ‘Dancingtao collective’, now ‘Unbound Moving Arts’ CIC. She is founder and facilitator of Lifeline arts & life sensing, embodied movement & exploratory drawing practices. Immersive courses designed to unfold participants understanding of drawing & creativity as a means of sensory exploration and freedom of expression that deepens our intimacy with life. These practices are deeply rooted in teachings of Cecil Collins & 20 years of travelling/creating drawing escapades with Meriel Gold. Influenced from a lifelong practice of movement, body work and a 30 year insatiable fascination of life drawing. Passionate about sharing the beauty, inspiration and connection that drawing freely from life - from bodies, can bring.

Please note - you must have a weekend festival ticket to book an experience at Wilderness.

Refunds & Exchanges

  • Please note extra experience bookings are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.
  • Experiences will only be held for 15 minutes, after that tickets are subject to resale and will be automatically cancelled without refund.

Feasting Experiences

  • All our menus are designed as nut-free, but please be aware all our food is prepared in kitchens where nuts, gluten, and other allergens may be present.
  • Feasting Experiences can only facilitate dietary requirements as outlined on the individual chef's booking page.
  • Unless specified otherwise on the individual chef page, there is a vegetarian alternative menu for the Long Table Banquets, Wilderness Kitchen and Ben Quinn’s Long Table Banquet in the Woods. These will be outlined on the website menu or coming soon if not currently showing. Vegan alternatives can be made available, subject to registering via the dietaries form.
  • If you need to register any dietary requirements for your booked feasting experiences for yourself, or others in your group, please do so HERE.
  • If you are booking for a group, please consider other people’s dietary requirements, we are in a field so don’t have readily available alternatives.
  • The Yoga Brunch & Supper Club menus are vegetarian/vegan as standard.
  • Due to the style of the offering, The Chef’s Table cannot accommodate any dietary requirements other than those displayed on the individual chef pages.
  • Babies and little ones can sit on parents' laps at all restaurants except for The Chef's Table. If they're in a pram please ask on arrival to be seated at the end of a table. Please note, we don't have a dedicated children's menu, so if you’re planning to have them eat with you they’ll need to be booked as an additional seat.
  • Ben Quinn’s Long Table Banquet in the Woods will take place come rain or shine as we have a beautiful canopy in the woodland to use in the event of rain so you don’t miss your meal!

Outdoor Experiences

  • Outdoor experiences will take place come rain or shine.
  • For any outdoor experiences taking place outside of the arena, unless specified otherwise on the individual booking page, please meet 15 minutes before the designated start time at the Wilderness Meeting Point where you will be met and guided to your experience.

The Spa

  • You must bring your own towel.

Wellbeing in the Wild Experiences

  • Meet 20 minutes before the designated start time at the Wellbeing in the Wild Meeting Point, located next to the Sanctuary Reception. Your teacher will then accompany you to the relevant location for your session.
  • In adverse weather conditions, please still head to the Wellbeing in the Wild Meeting Point, as most sessions will still go ahead come rain or shine. Any sessions that cannot go ahead will be automatically refunded within 2 weeks post-festival. We do not offer refunds if you decide not to join a session that still goes ahead.

Order Confirmations & More Info

  • If you don't receive an order confirmation email, please first check your junk/spam folder before emailing info@wildernessfestival.com.
  • You can see full information on how to book experiences, access your Wilderness account and experience Ts & Cs here.
  • You’ll need a copy of the lead booker’s I.D. and your confirmation email (printed or screenshotted on your phone) to check in. Group bookings must arrive together.