‘Vulnerable’ – an upcoming new artwork series update

A black and white photographic composition depicting mid morning sun shadows from the nearby windows and their venetian blinds fallen over the different planes of cushions of the sofa sitting perpendicular to the window.

In late 2020, I commenced a journey toward a new artwork series entitled, ‘Vulnerable’, beginning with the foundational studies to develop the art series conceptual framework funded by Moonee Valley City Council (MVCC) COVID-19 Art Recovery Grant 2020. Then in 2021, I was fortunate to receive a similar Art Recovery Grant from MVCC to partly fund the initial artwork series creative development stage, which involves further development of the conceptual framework and études.

The ‘Vulnerable’ art series explores that part of the notion of acceptance of one’s vulnerability is to accept the impermanence and imperfections of life and its day-to-day-ness. The first series of études from this creative development stage, entitled: Mementos, explore and capture the transient quiet pauses often overlooked amidst the day-to-day bustle, presented and viewed compositionally and singularly.

This project is proudly supported by Moonee Valley City Council logo in black and white

MVCC’s community recovery grant scheme has helped many local community groups, businesses, and artists to bounce back from the setback brought on by the pandemic. My sincere gratitude for their support.

More snippets of selected ètudes can be viewed here.

Jazz in the Park, Sunday, 13th March afternoon & Centreway After Dusk, Sat, 19th March evening

We are a part of What’s On Moonee Valley’s series of free concerts, playing on Sunday, 13th March from 1 to 1.45 pm at Jazz in The Park, Woodland Park, Essendon, and Saturday, 19th March from 6.15 to 7 pm at Centreway After Dusk, Centreway, Keilor East.

On Sunday afternoon, 13th March,  I will be joined by Alistair Mclean (guitar), Tom Lee (double bass) and Alex Spicer (drums), and then on Saturday, 19th March, Alex is back on drums with Mark Fitzgibbon (piano) and  Howard Cairns (double bass).

I hope you can make it; looking forward to seeing you then!

Sonya 

A Quartet - a four-piece band, consisting of a pianist playing a baby grand piano, with a double bass player, a drummer and a vocalist performing on stage.
Image credit: original photo by Karin Locke. Image description:
A Quartet – a four-piece band, consisting of a pianist playing a baby grand piano, with a double bass player, a drummer and a vocalist performing on stage.

(Live!) Trio Gig at The Clocktower Cafe Sunday, 21st Nov

Hello all,
Our live trio gig at the Clocktower Centre Cafe is finally happening this Sunday, 21st November at 4.30 pm!  Truly appreciate Moonee Valley City Council and The Clocktower Centre in rescheduling the gig several times due to the pandemic situations. Our trio session now forms part of The Clocktower Reopening Celebration‘s free performances on that day.
There is no booking requirement and please refer to The Clocktower’s COVID setting entry requirement.

I hope you can make it; looking forward to seeing you then!

Thank you to the City of Moonee Valley and The Clocktower Centre for having us.

The picture depicts a trio playing music on stage. The trio comprises of a double bass player, a pianist and a singer.

Rescheduled Clocktower Cafe session to Sunday, 5th September at 4.30 pm

Hi all,
With the hard lockdown this week, our Clocktower cafe session has been rescheduled to Sunday, 5th September at 4.30 pm instead. It was very good of the organiser from Moonee City Council/ The Clocktower to straight away contacted me to arrange this. Truly appreciate it.
I am sorry for yet another postponement announcement and thank you so much for your support.

Shall send a reminder closer to date. Looking forward to seeing you then.
In the meantime, please keep well, stay safe, and take care.

Sonya 

This “performing arts recovery project as part of Recast 2021, supported by the Victorian Government through the Working for Victoria program”  is brought by the Moonee Valley City Council supporting the performing arts and the community. 

Sonya Veronica Trio, Sat 17th July at the Clocktower Cafè

Hello all,

So, the previously postponed (due to lockdown) afternoon trio session is on this Saturday, July, 17th at 4.30 pm at the Clocktower Centre Café. Yeiii!
Mark (Fitzgibbon) will join me on piano, he will be playing Clocktower Centre’s newly restored 1898 Bechstein grand piano and Howard (Cairns) will be on double bass. 

Please click here for more information. This afternoon music session is part of the free music program at the Clocktower Centre, and no booking required. Hope to see you then!

Sonya 

This “performing arts recovery project as part of Recast 2021, supported by the Victorian Government through the Working for Victoria program”  is brought by the Moonee Valley City Council supporting the performing arts and the community. 

A courtesy lockdown note

I realised that this is expected. Nevertheless, a courtesy note from yours truly that our upcoming gig this Saturday at the Clocktower Centre Cafe is not going ahead following the lockdown restriction.
Wishing you a lovely weekend, keep well and stay safe. Take care everyone.

Sonya 

Sonya Veronica Trio LIVE Sat, 29th May, 4.30 pm at The Clocktower Centre Café

Next Saturday, May, 29th at 4.30 pm at the Clocktower Centre Café, we are having a late Autumn afternoon session for our final Recast 2021 performance, which is as part of The Clocktower Centre‘s Music in May, FREE performances in Moonee Valley program.
This time as a Trio, I will be joined by Mark Fitzgibbon who will be playing Clocktower Centre’s newly restored 1898 Bechstein grand piano and Howard Cairns will be on double bass. 

Please click here for more information, no booking required.
Hope to see you then!

Sonya 

This “performing arts recovery project as part of Recast 2021, supported by the Victorian Government through the Working for Victoria program”  is brought by the Moonee Valley City Council supporting the performing arts and the community. 

Thank you again to @cityofmooneevalley for supporting the performing arts community and for having us. Special thank yous to Iain Finlayson and Jessica Bellamy.

A vocalist on stage performing with a double bassist and a pianist on stage. Below the image, information of the performance and the performers' names as presented in the text

Sonya Veronica Quintet LIVE Saturday, 8th May, 9pm at The Clocktower Centre Theatre

We are gigging LIVE on Saturday, May, 8th at 9 pm! (yeiii!). We would be playing at the beautiful Clocktower Centre Theatre as part of The Clocktower Centre‘s Music in May, FREE performances in Moonee Valley program (booking required).
This will be our first gig since 2020, and this time as a Quintet, with Mark Fitzgibbon on piano, Howard Cairns on double bass, Alex Spicer on drums, and Alistair Mclean on guitar.

Brought to you by the Moonee Valley City Council supporting the performing arts and the community, we are grateful and excited to be part of this “performing arts recovery project as part of Recast 2021, supported by the Victorian Government through the Working for Victoria program”.

Bien sûr, it will be a night filled with chansons françaises (comme Gainsbourg, Misraki) and few jazz standards weaved in. I hope you can join us then. Please book here.

Merci et á bien tôt, j’espere.

Sincere gratitude to @cityofmooneevalley for supporting the performing arts community and for having us. Special thank yous to Iain Finlayson and Jessica Bellamy.

Sonya 

image text: Double bass player, a guitarist, a pianist and partly shown drummer behind a vocalist. Showing a jazz performance in progress inside an intimate venue.