Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Lynette Callaghan

Artist’s statement

As an autobiographical artist, I explore personal well-being by making art with a healing purpose. Through a psychosocial exploration of self and the lived experience my practice includes art responses to: supporting individuals experiencing mental health issues; the empowerment of women and mindful connection with the natural environment. By producing work in a variety of media including drawing, painting, photography and mixed media I defer to the power of the art image to convey hidden meaning and personal enlightenment.

Trained as a Visual Arts teacher at the College of Fine Arts (COFA) in Sydney I later completed postgraduate study in the field of Special Education at Charles Sturt University. My Master of Art Therapy degree was awarded from Western Sydney University. At present I work as a Creative Arts Subject Coordinator/ Sessional Academic at CSU and Art Therapist in a hospital setting.

Participation in numerous group exhibitions saw my work presented in a variety of settings, a few of which are, NSW Parliament House, MAMA in Albury and Artspace Wodonga. The award of a Community Arts and Cultural Contribution Project Grant from the City of Wodonga for Flourish well-being art workshops and exhibitions at Creators’ Artspace encouraged me to continue to advocate for community arts and cultural partnerships across the Albury/Wodonga region.