The Phoenix Artists Collaboration in Second Life

The Phoenix Artists Collaboration: Vroum Short

Officially opening on Wednesday, January 8th, 2020, is a new ensemble exhibition at The Phoenix Artists Collaboration (PAC), featuring individual art displays by some 42 artists – making it quite the stop for any lovers of art from both the physical world and the virtual, with the exhibition area offering additional spaces for exhibitions and events.

We share a simple dream and goal, to support and display artists work, so they may flourish and encourage others to do the same, Along this path we hope to make life long friends that form a collaboration to support each other and encourage us all to be the best we can.

– from the Phoenix Artists Collaboration group description

The Phoenix Artists Collaboration: Flamered

Those participating in the exhibition are: Dhyzel, Flamered, Giselleseeker, Lampithaler, Lyric, PatrickofIreland, Ragingbellls, ViktorSavior, Akim Alonzo, Tara Aers, Michiel Bechir, Klaus Bereznyak, Sisi Biedermann, Sheba Blitz, Zia Branner, Ilyra Chardin, Rage Darkstone, Slatan Dryke, Sophie Dunn, Elin Egoyan, Anders Franizzi, Eta Goldsmith, Pearl Grey, Layachi Ihnen, Mcpol Kamachi, Moora McMillan, Mistero Hifeng, Kayly Ilali, Moya Janus, Anibrm Jung (PAC curator), Silas Merlin, JolieElle Parfort, Melusina Parkin, Tom Prospero, Vroum Short, Ambre Singh, Sisi Singh, Tim Timaru, Maloe Vansant, Talullah Winterwolf, Cullum Writer, and yours truly.

The artists have all either been allocated space on the upper floor of the Concourse landing point, or in one of the surrounding suites. The latter are arranged in a 2-level square to provide a total of 36 gallery spaces, some of which are shared between two artists.

Phoenix Artists Collaboration: Mistero Hifeng

To facilitate easier location of individual artists, the lower floor of the Concourse building includes teleport portraits of all the artists displaying their work; just touch one to go to their gallery suite. Casual browsing of the individual suites can be achieved by stepping outside and wandering the streets (the upper and lower levels of which are connected via a spiral stairway in the south-east corner of the square) and dropping into any that catch your eye.

Given the number of artists participating in the exhibition, the breadth of art on offer is as broad as it can possibly get: Second Life landscapes, physical world art (mandalas, abstracts, digital media, paintings, drawings), themed avatar studies, Second Life vehicles, 3D pieces, reflections on SL art installations, images and words, and more.

Phoenix Artists Collaboration: Cullum Writer

Many of the pieces displayed are offered for sale, presenting an excellent opportunity for adding to collections, while (again) the number of artists exhibiting means there are opportunities to catch up with some well-known names and perhaps discover the work of some you may not have previously come across.

When visiting PAC, note that the teleport mat at the landing point provides access to further PAC spaces, not all of which may be in use at a given time (such as the events area). Chief among these is the PAC 3D Gallery, which at the time of writing featured Dressing the Decades, an “historical fashion outfits expo”, with paintings by ViktorSavior (and lists photo by Richard de Grataine Suoh and words by Alena Pit, although only Viktor’s painting were on display at the time of my visit).

Phoenix Artists Collaboration: Yours Truly

The core event at PAC officially opens between 12:00 noon and 14:00 SLT on Wednesday, January 8th, 2020.

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One Billion Rising in Second Life 2020

One Billion Rising 2019

One Billion Rising in Second Life will be marking its 7th anniversary on Friday, February 14th, 2020. This annual event in-world forms a part of the global One Billion Rising (OBR) event, first launched in 2012, and which is regarded as the biggest call to mass action in human history.

The aim of both OBR and OBR in SL is to raise awareness of the plight of the more than 1 billion women and girls (roughly 1 in every 3) who will face physical and psychological abuse and rape as a part of their daily lives. By bringing people together and raising greater awareness of this situation, OBR aims to bring about a fundamental change in the ways in which vulnerable and defenceless women and girls are treated.

We call on you this year to be braver, go deeper, reflect, study, listen, learn, awaken to what you don’t know, ask the difficult questions, engage, take actions, and push yourselves out of your comfort zones physically and intellectually. We call on you to commit to resistance and solidarity.

Because Rising is no longer a campaign – it is a way of life.

– from the OBR in SL 2020 announcement

One Billion Rising in Second Life 2020 will once again feature a 4-region stage where up to 200 people can come together at any one time during the 24 hours of the core event (starting at midnight (00:00) SLT on the 13th/14th February), to enjoy music from a range of DJs and live performers.

One Billion Rising 2019

Surrounding this, across the the four regions will be art installations, informational exhibits, and an arena for poetry and dramatic productions. Activities will be scheduled throughout the 24 hours to encourage attendance from as many times zones around the globe as possible, while all of the regions will be rated General to allow all residents an opportunity to participate.

The theme of this year’s event is Solidarity, and it will be especially saluting the work and courage of women around the world who have made a difference in the global attitude towards violence and harm to women – check the One Billion Rising in SL website for details as they are published.

Note: this is not a fund-raising event; the primary objective of OBR is to raise awareness and understanding of the plight of women who face personal violence as part of their daily lives. However, the information kiosks and display areas will include links to physical world organisations for those wishing to donate to their continued work.

Event Support, Artist and Press Applications

Applications are now being taken from those wishing to support OBR in SL 2020 as staff or exhibiting artists, and from bloggers wishing to attend the preview press day. Please follow the links below for details: