This Workshop called the Gift of Listening is founded on Robyne’s deeply held belief that people genuinely want to understand each other and on occasions actually need to understand each other. The intention underpinning this 90-minute on-line workshop is to create an opportunity to bridge the space between one’s own culture and the First Nation Cultures of Australia.
Participants will experience though an experiential process, the First Nation concept of deep listening, listening with all your sense. Robyne would like to welcome the opportunity to work together.
Prior to this workshop you may want to view any or all of the following:
You will need to bring for the workshop:
Black A4 paper, white chalk or conte crayon, sticky tape and scissors. Any black paper will do, most people will need four (4) to five (5) A4 sheets of paper at the most.
Robyne Latham is a Yamatji/Caucasian woman, though originally from Western Australia she has lived and worked in Melbourne for some thirty-five years.
Robyne’s career traverses two paths, her work within the university sector and her art-practice. She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Education and a Master’s in Fine Art. Robyne has worked in academia and research at Curtin, Deakin, Edith Cowen and La Trobe Universities, in the faculties of fine-art and allied-health. For the past 14 years Robyne’s worked part time in the Bouverie Centre’s First Nation’s Team, at La Trobe University. The Bouverie Centre is an integrated practice-research organisation that draws on their history of bringing family therapy to Australia to promote healthy relationships in families, organisations and communities.
Robyne also works in the complex area of Cultural Bridging. Her workshops explore ways of ‘working well’ with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, colleagues and clients. Robyne has previously delivered this training to many varied sectors, including GP specialists, midwifery and philanthropy.
Robyne’s art works are collected national and internationally. Some recent art-works include:
- Royal Children’s Hospital 150 Public Art-work, Bronze. Titled LEAF. LEAF
- The performance work, ‘Remembering the Empty Coolamons’ which was originally held at the Atrium Federation Square in 2017. This work has since been performed another seven times, within Australia. Remembering the Empty Coolamons
Start date: Friday, 12 August 2022
Time: 12pm AEST (10am HKT, 2pm NZT)
Where: ZOOM (zoom link will be sent in the registration confirmation email)
Duration: 1 and ½ hours
Cost: $40 (+GST for Australian members)
Minimum: 10 participants
Maximum: 18 participants (open to all members)
Due to the experiential nature of the work, recording would compromise the intention underpinned the workshop. So on this occasion the workshop will not be recorded.
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