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Lynn Petersen: Small Blessings

PROJECT DATES: Friday 27 October – Saturday 27 January 2024

WEEKLY MAKING TABLE: 11am-1pm, Thursdays (July 2023 – January 2024)

OFFICIAL OPENING: 6pm, Friday 27 October, 2023

Small Blessings is a multi-art form community engagement project that asks the community to consider and make an action of a small blessing. In the Centre and beyond, the project will incorporate workshops, a weekly making table, live performance, an exhibition and a giving table in its closing days.

Artist Lynn Petersen is calling for community stories and contributions exploring the idea of a small blessing and what they mean to us. Lynn says, it could be an unexpected gift – tangible or intangible, or simply something that makes you smile or feel grateful.

How to contribute

  • Share your small blessing performance or story on Lynn’s project website.
  • Respond creatively to a small blessing story – contribute to a large scale community art work or make and gift a small individual item for the exhibition.
  • Join Lynn and other artists in the gallery and make your own handmade treasure or gift to take home.
  • Check the website or follow on Instagram for more information on how you can actively participate in the project.

The final component of the project will be a gifting day, where people can come and take an object from the exhibition.

About the Artist:

Lynn is a passionate Arts educator and advocate for inclusion of arts in all walks of life. She likes nothing more than to bring people together to collaborate on projects. These projects are built on the creativity of volunteers (including herself) to foster goodwill and develop connections between people from the Canberra Region and beyond.  

Lynn is a highly qualified and experienced Arts educator. Her qualifications include Master of Education (Curriculum) from Deakin University; Graduate Diploma (Pedagogy) from Newcastle University; Bachelor of Education (Drama) from Melbourne State College; Licentiate Diploma Speech and Drama (Teacher) from the Australian Music Examination Board. She is a registered with the Teacher Quality Institute and holds a current Working With Vulnerable People card. 

Lynn is currently a sessional academic at the University of Canberra. Over the past 30 years, Lynn has taught the Arts across the ACT in schools, for the Canberra Theatre Centre and with community organisations. She has facilitated numerous teacher professional learning workshops in curriculum design, teacher observation & reflection, and use of drama as pedagogy.

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