selected past Projects

Projects, key lectures and workshops over the past 5 years, followed by a list of major mural commissions.

2021

Where do new ideas come from? The problem with problem-solving. 

HERDSA 2021 Pre-Conference,
Australian Catholic University
Canberra, 17 June

Five big questions about consciousness

  • What if people of the past saw the world differently from us? And how would we know?
  • What actually does ‘evolving’ consciousness mean? Evolving how? 
  • Do I really need to understand Steiner’s philosophy to teach in a Steiner School?
  • Could myths and legends be more than just stories? What deeper secrets do they hold?
  • What effect might computers have on our future development? On our consciousness?

Online lectures and discussion
9 June -20 October.
Inquiries: Robyn Davis

Goethean phenomenology as a cultural response to climate change

Breathing with the climate crisis – ecologically – socially – spiritually
A joint video presentation with Dr Fiona Campbell (Social Sciences) and Neil Anderson (Humanities, Syd Uni)

Agriculture and Youth Section
Goetheanum digital conference
11-14 February 2021

2020

Perspectives on history and human consciousness – past, present, future

  • Human consciousness as an evolving phenomenon.
  • Rudolf Steiner’s worldview
  • Core principles of Waldorf pedagogy in the context of human consciousness and culture
  • The role of myth and legend in our understanding of the past, present and future.
  • Digital technology and its role in Waldorf Education.

Online lectures and discussion
29 September-2 October.
Inquiries: Robyn Davis

Workshopping Goethean phenomenology

Phenomenology and Climate Change: An Interdisciplinary Symposium
The Department of Theatre and Performance Studies, Sydney University
24-25 July, online
Inquiries: Ian Maxwell

Hearts Online: When we speak to the stars

ASinA Community Gathering
2o December, online
Co-presenter: Fiona Campbell

Hearts Online: A Conversation About Ageing

ASinA Community Gathering
27 September, online
Host: Fiona Campbell

Hearts Online: Ask from the Heart

ASinA Community Gathering
31 May, online
Host: Fiona Campbell

Hearts Online: The Lived Experience of a Pandemic

ASinA Community Gathering
15 May, online
Host: Fiona Campbell

Hearts Online: With All the Forces of Our Hearts

ASinA Community Gathering
12 April, online
Host: Fiona Campbell

2019

Research as a path of professional and spiritual development

Lecture, St. John’s Group
19 November, Rudolf Steiner House

Where do new ideas really come from? Becoming a creative thinker

Visual presentation, Where do new ideas really come from? research project
2 October, Glenaeon School

Mythical vs. Historical Time and Space: an artistic journey through the inner and outer history.

Lectures and Workshops
Glenaeon School
30 September-3 October

Where do new ideas really come from? Understanding how creativity works

Presentation and workshop with experiential exercises and discussion,
Listening to our Time, Speaking to the Stars Conference
8-9 August, Emerson College, Forest Row, England

The role of the higher order thinking skills in learning development

Invited talk to the teachers for professional development
1 July, Orana School, Weston Creek, Canberra

Where do new ideas come from? Understanding how creativity works, Part 2

Invited talk to the Canberra Society, part of the Where do new ideas really come from? research project
1 May, Orana School, Weston Creek, Canberra

Beholding great art, an Easter contemplation of Eugene Burnand’s Disciples Peter and John running to the tomb on the morning of the resurrection

Visual presentation and contemplation
20 April, The Christian Community,  Hackett, Canberra
This presentation can be accessed A Contemplation for Eastertide.

Beholding great art, an Easter contemplation of Andrei Mironov’s The Unbelief of St Thomas

Visual presentation and contemplation
14 April, to the Canberra Society Easter Festival
Orana School, Weston Creek, Canberra

Where do new ideas come from? Understanding how creativity works, Part 1

Invited lecture and visual presentation
13 February, to the Canberra Society
Orana School, Weston Creek, Canberra

2018

Where do new ideas come from? The problem with problem solving

A Lecture presented at the Intervention. Intersection. Impact Conference
15-16 November, University of Technology, Sydney

Murals as ‘painted space’

Sydney Fringe Festival 2018
7 September, 307 Sussex St, Sydney

Creative techniques in painting and drawing

An experiential workshop
Sydney Fringe Festival 2018
22 September, 307 Sussex St, Sydney

Creating an altar image for the modern ecumenical church

Invited talk and visual presentation to the Christian Community
26 August, Christian Community Centre, Hackett, Canberra

2017

Flow, Resistance and Thinking

Merging Worlds Conference
University of Technology, Sydney
23-24 November

Steiner’s artistic impulse: the visual arts

Invited lecture and visual presentation to St. John’s Group
307 Sussex St, Sydney
15 August

Therapeutic painting for the 2nd half of life

Painting and drawing workshops
13th May – 24th June – 15th July – 19th August
Photos from these workshops can be accessed here.

2016

Therapeutic painting for the 2nd half of life

Painting and drawing workshop
22-23 October, Rudolf Steiner House, Sydney

Creativity and the problem of self expression

A lecture and visual presentation given to St. John’s Group
16 August, Rudolf Steiner House, 307 Sussex St, Sydney.

The Quest: the soul’s search for the spirit

An artistic journey through the mythical and modern quest
1-4 July, Harmony Centre, Mittagong
Fiona Campbell with Jolyon Bromley, MA (Syd), BA, Dip. Ed (SYD)

1997-2006

Major Mural Projects

See examples at Murals

2006 Foyer Mural, Warrah Village, Dural, NSW
Foyer Mural and lazure for school hall foyer and corridors (110 sq.m.)
Warrah Village is a centre for people with disabilities.

2005 Te Ra Mural, Te Ra School, Raumati South, NZ.
Mural and Lazure for school hall and foyer (120 sq.m.)
Te Ra is a Steiner School located on the west coast of the north island.

2003-5 Residential complex, Inala Centre, Cherrybrook, NSW
Colour design and lazure, interior walls in 7 rooms, (200 sq.m.)
Inala is a centre for people with disabilities.

2004 Night and Dream-Day, Lesley Evans Hall, Inala Centre, Cherrybrook, NSW
Two murals in school hall, (28 sq.m.)

2003 Sunlit Tree Pohl Cottage, Inala, Cherrybrook, NSW
Mural and interior design (35 sq.m.)

2003 Sky and Earth Mural, Inala Administration block, Cherrybrook, NSW
Stairwell mural (46 sq.m.)

2003 Social Room, Rudolf Steiner House, 307 Sussex St, Sydney,NSW
Lazure, two-colour chord interior, 100 sq. m)

1999 Foyer mural, Christophorus House Retirement Village, Hornsby, NSW
Colour design and lazure (30 sq. m)

1997 Chapel and Vigil Murals, Sterriwijer Hospital (now obsolete), Belgium
Altar image for hospital chapel, mural for hospital vigil room (60 sq.m total)

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