Lynn Petersen: Small Blessings
Exhibition showing Friday 27 October – Saturday 27 January 2024
Small Blessings exhibition is the result of 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 incorporates workshops, a weekly making table, live performance, an exhibition and a giving table.
A series of free public programs are being held in conjunction with the exhibition.
The community is invited to take part in a drop-in felt making sessions happening throughout November, December and January 2024. Learn felting with Lynn Petersen and contribute to the exhibition installation or the giving table.
- 2024 Felt Making sessions:
- Wednesday 17 January – Drop-in session 10:30am – 1pm @ TAC Foyer Gallery
- Thursday 18 January – Drop-in session 10:30am – 1pm @ TAC Foyer Gallery
- Tuesday 23 January – Drop-in session 10:30am – 1pm @ TAC Foyer Gallery
- Wednesday 24 January – Drop-in session 10:30am – 1pm @ TAC Foyer Gallery
- Gifting Days:
- Thursday 25 January – 2 – 5:30pm @ TAC Foyer Gallery
- Saturday 27 January – 10am – 1pm @ TAC Foyer Gallery
Beyond Small Talk improv theatre show on Friday 3 November is go beyond small talk and discover the joy in your (small) blessings. Watch Lightbulb Improv. transform your small stories into something magical right before your eyes. It’s an experience that will leave you smiling and feeling grateful for the joy of the small.
Artist Lynn Petersen is also 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.
- 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.
BEYOND SMALL TALK IMPROV SHOW
WHEN: Friday November 3, 6pm
BOOKINGS: Book here
Go beyond the small talk and discover the joy in your (small) blessings with Lightbulb Improv! It’s a feast of the senses as you browse the exhibition, make some felt, share stories and see how your night transforms beyond the chit-chat of life. Watch Lightbulb transform your small stories into something magical right before your eyes. It’s an experience that will leave you smiling and feeling grateful for the joy of the small. (Run time 75 minutes)