MEMBER NAME: Peta Glenn
DATE JOINED: April 2009

PROJECTS: 001 Urban Parklands Project; 016 Holes in the Wall; 018 Community of Chapter House Lane; 020 UVM Arts;


LINK Arts 2010 Grant recipient


Peta Glenn has worked on many community projects in and around Melbourne, from homelessness awareness campaigns with Melbourne City Mission, to street activation days with UVM, to shared veggie garden planting. She believes the true power of change lies in the education of tolerance, and positive small-scale activities for the people, by the people.

A volunteer at Kings Artist Run Initiative since 2008, she has seen the gallery go through great change, and is convinced that expression through non-commercial art is a truly important part of a Melbourne's mental health and identity.

Elected in 2010 to the RMIT SEEDS committee (a student-led group that provides mentorship and funding for community conscious ideas among RMIT students), she is currently developing a series of social entrepreneurship workshops and open forums.

Working with Urban Village Melbourne since early 2009, and elected to the committee in 2010, Peta has been involved in the Urban Parklands project, including co-curatorship of an historic exhibition for the community of Bullens Lane in Chinatown, Holes in the Wall, a site-specific installation curated by Theresa Harrison, and most recently Wrongtown, an now notorious exhibition that explored the strange manifestations of domestic life.

President of the UVM Arts Collective, and a recent recipient of a LINK Arts Grant, Peta is curating the Art in Public Space Studios 2011, a range of roaming installations around the CBD that explore the public's identification with what is considered 'public space'. The public/private space debate is a central theme in her work, which spans drawing, video, installation and photography.

Peta is currently studying a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Drawing) at RMIT. Her work is held in several private collections in Australia and abroad.



Personal Statement
change (dictionary definition) [cheynj] –verb (used with object)
1. to make the form, nature, content, future course, etc., of (something) different from what it is or from what it would be if left alone.


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