Community Engagement - art, resilience and wellbeing
Photo Credits: Launch with Zoe Bettison MP, Minister of Social Housing at the 2017 Expressions Session and award ceremony for Somalian Youth; high school aged participants from CALD backgrounds at risk of disengaging from school and community. Sponsored by Multicultural Community Council of South Australia. The project was funded by the Department of Communities and Social Inclusion and implemented in partnership with Port Adelaide Enfield Council. The project targeted 60 disadvantaged youth from CALD backgrounds. The exhibition launched at Kilburn Community Centre - includes MCCSA Youth Engagement Officer Ukash Ali Amed, MCCSA Reconnect Officer Savry Ouk and Arts Facilitator Lauryn Arnott
Founder & Director - Create a Meaningful World Through Art
Lauryn is the founder and director of Create A Meaningful World Through Art . As a Program designer and consultant , she project manages events using skills in cultural development and capacity building from her experiences in working in Africa and Australia.
One of her core values is to celebrate community by valuing people, their beliefs and their culture through fostering connections and community. Lauryn’s present focus it to provide educational arts for at-risk youth to spark creative thinking and awaken the entrepreneurial spirit.
She works effectively within complex teams, have high level communication skills and relate in a variety of ways to different audiences and stakeholders i.e. from admin staff, social workers, volunteers and youth. She believes that she will bring a deep understanding of working in communities, with youth and volunteers, to make a significant difference to empowering people with the appropriate skills as envisaged by the diverse communities and organisations that she works with.
-interests are in programs relating to art and social transformation, identity and gender politics, art, poetry, public advocacy, activism, cultural heritage, yoga, wellbeing, and life skills training.
- hands-on-experience collaborating and teaching people through educational activities in the context of cultural assimilation, using creative and story telling workshops
- design and facilitate educational interventions in a museum with proposals tailored to suit different audiences i.e. children, adults, in relation to specific cultural festivals or community events
Art opens channels of communication that helps participants with team building: to connect, to share in authentic, meaningful ways, regardless of differences. It allows people to safely reveal who they are. Art can strengthen relationships, motivate collaboration, increase productivity and enhance people’s effectiveness.
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Teaching/ Facilitating Art Workshops/ Exhibitions
2019 Me & My Role Models – Somalian Children’s Painted Portraits - held at the Green Heart Gallery in the Women's & Childrens Hospital
by Lauryn Arnott with the Multicultural Community Council of South Australia - for 3 months
2019 Mapping Your Heart - Art and Wellbeing workshop for Multicultural Youth of South Australia
2018/2019: Art presentations for Stage 2 Creative Art Students at Thebarton Senior College
2019 Sanaa assistant to visiting Ghanaian Artist assemble art work in the Hawke Gallery, UNISA
2018 Sanaa: Youth Workshops Programs x 3, assisting visiting Kenyan artists with workshops at Carclew Youth and Art center
2017 Body Mapping & Visual Storytelling portrait workshops, Adelaide Secondary School of English - transitional students (term 3)
2017 Youth Workshop Program, Gifted and Talented Children’s Association of South Australia, 3 sessions at Flinders University
2017 Expressions Sessions - a 10 week program for Somalian Youth high school aged participants from CALD backgrounds at risk of disengaging from school and community, on behalf of the Multicultural Community Council of South Australia, at Kilburn Community Centre
2016 ‘Printmaking Workshop introducing the NEW Etching Press’ Studio 20 Youth Centre, Aldinga
2016 ‘Broad Strokes & Big Ideas’, 8 weeks, Yardli Youth Centre, Christies Downs
2016 ‘Drawing Board ‘, drawing master class Holiday Workshop Base 10 Youth Centre, Reynella
2016 Adelaide ‘University Senior College~ Artist in Residence’; Experimentation with Drawing, Monoprint & Etching. Looking at the experimental techniques of Degas; the Model, Movement, Observation and use of the Camera as an editing tool.
2016 Drawing Workshop @ Adelaide’s Finest Supermarkets, Pasadena Foodland & Gallery One
2014 Youth Workshop Program; Gifted and Talented Children’s Association of South Australia, at Flinders University
2014 ‘Morialta High School Artist in Residence’- Drawing workshops based on the theme of the ‘Waterhouse exhibition held at the South Australian Museum. Year 11 students.
2014 Morialta High School Drawing workshop based on the theme of the ‘Dark Heart’ exhibition, held at the South Australian Art Gallery. Year 11 students.
2014 Aberfoyle High School Drawing workshop, applying experimental drawing techniques to a Still Life of a Mannequin and Violin. Year 11 students.
2014 Artlings Studio teaching extra curriculum art classes, Aldgate Primary School and the Hills Christian Community School - 3 months
2013 Still Life Drawing: an introduction to seeing; Gifted and Talented Children’s Association of South Australia, Flinders University
2013 You Are Here X Drawing Journeys and Maps of the Imagination (Youth), Mitcham Cultural Village as part of the Voices of the Village: Multicultural Festival 2013. Supported by City of Mitcham.
2013 Heysen Centenary Celebration: schools art activities (three workshops), the Hanhdorf Institute as part of the Cedars Heysen Centenary Celebration program. Supported by Hahndorf Tourism Association, the Cedars and District Council of Mount Barker. Followed by an exhibition of this work titled: “ I take for my picture this village of Hahndorf” (quote from Heysen) held at Hahndorf Academy 21st March – 12th April 2014, as part of Hahndorf’s 175th Anniversary
2008 Advanced Class in Drawing Skills, term 2, Marryatville High, Adelaide
2019 Mother's Memory Box- A 3 week Creativity, Resilience and Wellbeing for Mothers and Students, at Adelaide Secondary School of English
2018: Drawn from Life and History: 3 day Art Masterclass, St Peters Cultural Heritage Centre, 2018 South Australia’s History Festival
2017 Creative Thinking Through Art Workshop for the Corporate Governance team members at the City of Onkaparinga
2017 The Barossa Cookery Book Art Workshop at the Barossa Regional Gallery
2017 Hope’s Café; International Women’s Day; Be Bold for Change- Women & Homelessness. Body Mapping Art & Transformation Workshop
2017 Splashout Studios, Figure Drawing Workshop: Experimenting with Collage, Drawing & Erasure
2017 The City of Kings- Art & Transformation. Museum Intervention at the Bulawayo Natural History Museum, Zimbabwe
2016 The Cedars, Drawing from the Model in Nora Heysen’s Studio
2016 Gallery One, Making History Program, Positive Ageing Grant
2016 Social Enhancement Club- Emilie Ripinski-Marion –Art Workshop, Young Adults with Disabilities
2016 Splashout Studios, Learn the Fundamental Methods of Drawing from the Model
2015 The Cedars, Drawing from the Model in Nora Heysen’s Studio
2015 Marion Celebrates Festival, Many Cultures, One Earth, instillation showcasing the artworks produced in the Harmony Project multicultural art workshops.
2015 Harmony Project multicultural art workshop, at Trott Park Neighborhood Centre
2015 Harmony Project multicultural art workshop, at Park Holme Neighborhood Centre
2015 Harmony Project multicultural art workshop, at Cooinda Neighborhood Centre
2014 The Cedars, Drawing from the Model in Nora Heysen’s Studio
2014 City of Onkaparinga Youth Service & Junction Australia team building workshop. “How to find your Creativity” , Port Noarlunga Arts Centre, City of Onkaparinga,
2014 Hahndorf Women Walkers Art Workshop: Drawing a model dressed in period costume with a yoke and buckets. Held to celebrate Hahndorf’s 175th Anniversary at the Hahndorf Academy
2013 Heroscapes -collage art workshop, Mitcham Heritage Research Centre, Mitcham Cultural Village
2013 You Are Here X Drawing Journeys and Maps of the Imagination at Gallery One, Mitcham Cultural Village as part of the Voices of the Village: Multicultural Festival 2013. (Adults) Supported by City of Mitcham.
2013 Re-enchantment at the Hanhdorf Academy: Drawing Stories from the Academy in collaboration with Arnott’s Paper Skins Dwelling Places exhibition held at the Hahndorf Academy
2012 Arts and Cultural Development Strategy Painting Workshop for the Marketing, Arts, Tourism and Engagement Management (MATE) team, City of Onkaparinga, Port Noarlunga Arts Centre.
2012 contracted to teach all term two classes at Splashout Studios
2012 Pathways to Portraiture one-day drawing workshop, Splashout Studios, Marino Rocks
2011 Drawing in the Fleurieu, a one-day drawing/storytelling workshop, the arts centre Port Noarlunga
2011 Still Life at the Hahndorf Museum: Drawing out the Personal in Artifacts. Held to celebrate the Centenary of the Nora Heysen Still Life Prize supported by the Heysen Festival at the Hahndorf Academy
2011 September Figurative Drawing Workshop, Splashout Studios, Marino Rocks
2011 June Drawing and Collage Worksho,p Splashout Studios, Marino Rocks
2011 April & May Drawing as a Process- an exhibition of Lauryn Arnott’s students’ drawings produced in the Visual Arts studio, the arts centre Gallery Port Noarlunga
2011 March Weekend Drawing Workshop in collaboration with Arnott’s exhibition Migration and Transformation: selected drawings from 1980 to present held at the Visual Arts Studio, Port Noarlunga Arts Centre during the Adelaide Fringe Festival, supported by the City of Onkaparinga.
2011 6 Week Drawing Classes in collaboration with Arnott’s exhibition Migration and Transformation: selected drawings from 1980 to present held at the Visual Arts Studio, Port Noarlunga Arts Centre, supported by the City of Onkaparinga.
2009 Post Graduate Studio Supervisor at Adelaide Central School of Art, Adelaide
2009 Open Life Drawing Class for six weeks at Adelaide Central School of Art
2004 Printing with Stone on Japanese Rice Paper, Adelaide Central School of Art, Summer School
General Drawing Classes and Life Drawing Classes – teaching groups and private individual students drawing and professional development in art practice.
2013 -2014 Creative Drawing Class –weekly class, the Hahndorf Academy
2011 - 2014 Creative Drawing Class weekly classes, at Gallery One Mitcham
2012 Creative Drawing Class term 3 and 4, Splashout Studios, Marino Rocks
2011 - 2012 Life Drawing Classes - weekly class, Visual Arts Studio, Port Noarlunga Arts Centre
2009–2010 Part-time receptionist and guide (facilitator for interactive art works & tour guide for school children) at the Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, University of South Australia
Workshops to Upskill and Network
2016 ‘Communication & Conflict Resolution’ Multicultural Communities Council of SA
2016 ‘Arts & Health Making Connections’- One Day Forum with Country Arts SA, Science Exchange
2016 ‘Fundamentals of Fundraising’ – Creative Partnerships, The Science Exchange
2014 'Bringing it all together' - Guidelines for Arts and Mental Health Projects facilitated by Helen Crawford and Simone Gillam, Country Arts SA, the arts centre, Port Noarlunga
2013 Guidelines How to apply for Sponsorship: Community Events & Carols. City of Onkaparinga, the arts centre, Port Noarlunga, Facilitated by Katheryn Curnow, Grants and Sponsorship Officer
2005 May 13-16- Aboriginal cultural workshop, the Rekindling the Spirit, Camp Coorong weekend, a Country Arts SA cultural awareness and development strategy.
2011 Building Websites-your online showcase to the World 2011, Aurelia Carbone- a Craftsouth IFORM opportunity.
2011 Developing the Retail side of Art Practice Carly Schwerdt. - A Craftsouth IFORM opportunity.
2010 To improve my communications and marketing skills attended Direct Marketing 2010 - getting the most from your communications with John Semba of Australia Post - a Craftsouth IFORM opportunity.
2009 Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA) Arts Marketing Workshop- in Association with the National Council of South Africa, the Arterial Network and the African Institute- a workshop about African Arts markets and the challenges of sustainability, networking, equity and diversity
2017 Volunteer Hahndorf Academy Museum assistant, archiving museum artifacts
2017 Hope’s Café; International Women’s Day, Be Bold for Change- Women & Homelessness. Body Mapping Art & Transformation Workshop
2016 SALA launch for Studio 20 Youth Centre, Aldinga; exhibiting work and printmaking demo
2016 Drawing classes for Refugees at Hopes Café; Clayton Wesley Uniting Church
2016 Invited to participate in City of Mitcham, public art meeting, in an advisory capacity to contribute Mitcham’s Public Arts Program
2014 Judge for Art Exhibition, Disability SA at Highgate Park
2014 Gallery One Student Exhibition, judge together with Paster Dieter Engler , Gallery One, Mitcham Cultural Village
2014 Volunteer Hahndorf Academy Museum assistant, archiving museum artifacts
2013 Curated and hung-We’re a Weird Mob: 2013 student work made at Gallery One, curated and opened exhibition, Gallery One, Mitcham Cultural Village
2013 The Art of Cultural Stories, curated and opened exhibition, Gallery One, Mitcham Cultural Village, supported by City of Mitcham
2013 Drawn Works, 2013 SALA exhibition Curated (and opened) together with Syd La Fabre, Gallery One, Mitcham Cultural Village, supported by City of Mitcham.
2012-13 Executive Board Member Gallery One, Mitcham Cultural Village.
2012-2013 What art thou? Developing an Arts and Cultural Development Strategy 2014-19 for City of Onkaparinga, the arts centre, Port Noarlunga
2012 – 2014 Volunteer shop assistant /receptionist, Hahndorf Academy retail shop
2012 Attendant, Gallery One, Mitcham Cultural Village on open weekends
2012 Shared Space, opened exhibition of all student works made at the arts centre, the Gallery, the arts centre, Port Noarlunga, supported by City of Onkaparinga.
2012 Drawing as a Process, exhibition of Arnott’s Student work, curated and opened at the Gallery the arts centre, Port Noarlunga, , supported by City of Onkaparinga.
2008/2009 Volunteer guide at the Ann & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, University of South Australia, Adelaide.
Multicultural Experiences in Australia
2011 Bank SA Northern Lights multicultural Festival arts Prize, Youth Enterprise Centre, Salisbury assisted with development of the information pack and entry forms and judge
2011 Migration and Transformation the Parks Theatre Axis Gallery, Parks Community Centre: for Professional Counsellors who work with people who come from war torn countries and those working with diverse communities, refugees and also for new arrivals as well as art enthusiasts
2010 Assisted with presentation of APY Lands Aboriginal Art exhibition, Tin Cat Gallery, Adelaide, on behalf of St John’s Grammar to fund raise money for APY Lands students to visit St John's Grammar. Organized for Allison Anderson, Northern Territory Minister to open the exhibition.
2005 Rekindling the Spirit, Camp Coorong weekend, a Country Arts SA cultural awareness and development strategy.
Memberships with Professional Bodies
Gallery One 2016 Vice Chair- executive committee
Artist’s Voice – Adelaide Hills
Art for Humanity
Afrikarts secretary on the executive committee
2011 Janet Holmes à Court Artists’ Grant
2010 Helpmann Academy for the Visual & Performing Arts – Ashington Mentorship with Melbourne artist Godwin Bradbeer
2004 Gordon Darling Foundation Scholarship, Adelaide Central School of Art
2011 Bank SA Northern Lights Multicultural Festival exhibition, Peoples’ Choice Award
2006 The Association of Commonwealth Universities Visual Art Prize, winner of an International Art Prize: A place in the World awarded by Nobel laureate author J.M. Coetzee. Collection of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, London.
Radio interviews/pod casts
2017 BBBfm 89.1 Barossa Community Radio interview about the ‘Barossa Cookery Book Art Workshop’ at the Barossa Regional Gallery; program host Paul Paulenas
2017 Radiodialogue Shortwave Bulawayo with Arnold Dube, interviewed with sister Shuna Herscovitz; of the Brahama Kumari's; about the City of Kings art workshop held at Bulawayo’s Natural History Museum, Zimbabwe. To launch the the Heal the World exhibition
2011 Lauryn Arnott, Migration and Transformation Exhibition and Workshops held at the arts centre, Port Noarlunga, 2011 Adelaide Fringe The LinkAdelaide Podcast by Stephen Moylan, 2.16.11
Power Point Presentations and Public Talks
2015 Conflict to Refuge: SALA (solo exhibition) sponsored by the Multicultural Communities Council of SA.
2011 Migration and Transformation. A PowerPoint presentation held in the Parks Theatre Axis Gallery, Parks Community Centre: for Professional Counsellors who work with people who come from war torn countries and those working with diverse communities, refugees and also for new arrivals as well as art enthusiasts
2011 Artists talk at exhibition Migration and Transformation: selected drawings from 1980 to present, the art centre, Port Noarlunga, Adelaide Fringe 2011
2007 address the Commonwealth Club of South Australia, Christmas party on drawings and research from Masters of Visual Arts degree, at the Gil Langley room, Sir Donald Bradman Stand, Adelaide Oval.
2006- Artspeak series at Adelaide Central School of Art,. Drawing; meaning through making, on the photographic documentation and the methodology behind the Journey Home drawing; which won the Association of Commonwealth Universities Art Prize.
2005 - invited by Associate Professor Penny Siopis, University Of Witswatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, to present PowerPoint presentation called Journey Home, as part research for Master of Visual Art degree at ACSA
2005 - Invited to present PowerPoint presentation called Journey Home, as part research for Master of Visual Art degree at ACSA to African students and artists at the Artist’s Proof Studios, Newtown, and Johannesburg, South Africa
2005–Artspeak, a public talk series at Adelaide Central School of Art, Cross-currents; Lauryn’s journey, her experiences and also the developments in contemporary South African Art ten years after democratic rule; exploring themes of reconciliation.
Published writing and conference paper
Arnott, Lauryn. ‘Journey Home: suitcase or coffin?’ Writers, writing on conflict and war in Africa; co-edited by Okey Ndibe and Chengari Hove, and sponsored by the Nordic Africa Institute. Published by Adonis and Abbey Publishers, London. 2009.
Arnott, Lauryn. DRAWING OUT 2010: International Transdisciplinary Conference on Drawing. RMIT Uni, Melbourne. Conference paper Title: Drawing In – The Journey Home: drawing to remember, drawing to forget?
2017 ‘Artists find Self-Sovereignty in the City of Kings’ by Ruth Bickle, SALT Magazine, 15 May
2013 ‘ Cedars Centenary Celebrations’, Laura McCall, Hillstyle, the Courier.
2013 ‘Hans Heysen Celebrations; Pupils have Hands on History Lesson’ , Laura McCall, the Courier
2013 ‘Journey mapped out well’, Jessica Haynes, Mitcham & Hills Messenger
Graduate of Adelaide Central School of Art http://www.acsa.sa.edu.au/home/
Graduate of Michealis School of Fine Art/ University of Cape Town http://www.michaelis.uct.ac.za/
Association of Commonwealth Universities Collection, London https://www.acu.ac.uk/
Australian Refugee Association http://www.australianrefugee.org/
Adelaide Fringe http://www.adelaidefringe.com.au/
Was invited to join the Beacon Foundation beaconfoundation.com.au/
Hahndorf Academy http://www.hahndorfacademy.org.au/
Artist's Press, South Africa http://www.artprintsa.com/
National Gallery of South Africa Iziko Museums (Cape Town) http://www.iziko.org.za/museums/south-african-national-gallery
The Oliewenhuis Museum, National Museum, Bloemfontein, South Africa ttp://www.nasmus.co.za/museum/satellite-museums/oliewenhuis-art-museum/introduction
Pretoria Art Museum, South Africa http://www.tshwane.gov.za/Services/ArtsCultureandHeritage/The%20Pretoria%20Art%20Museum/Pages/default.aspx
Work in the collection of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare http://www.nationalgallery.co.zw/
Work in the collection of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Bulawayo http://www.nationalgallerybyo.com/
Work in the collection of - PELMAMA is an acronym for the Pelindaba Museums of African and Modern Art, a project initiated by The Haenggi Foundation Inc, Johnnesburg, South Africa, a Association not for gain established in 1978, after the 1976 Soweto Riots http://www.pelmama.org/ARNOTT.htm
MENTORS & ARTISTS
Godwin Bradbeer www.godwinbradbeer.com
Chris Orchard www.christopherorchard.com.au
Diana Hulton http://www.dianahulton.com/docsdh1/index.html
Nina Rupena http://ninarupena.com.au/