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Perinatal Dreaming Workshop

5 October 2023
10.00am – 3.00pm AEDT
The Bank, UNSW Kensington
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Join an experiential workshop using VR to explore early life and intergenerational trauma - register now as spots are limited!

This small group workshop commences with a viewing of the Perinatal Dreaming VR, followed by yarning circles, facilitated by Marianne Wobcke and the team.

You are asked to commit to attending  for the full-day as we will explore the implications of the VR tool in relation to working with perinatal, early childhood and intergenerational trauma. This entails a commitment to self-reflective practice and working through emotional responses. It is important to consider whether you are in the right frame of mind to commit to this process. We invite you to make contact in advance if you are unsure.


Perinatal Dreaming: Understanding Country is a ground-breaking virtual reality experience developed by fEEL felt Experience and Empathy Lab and led by artist, midwife and nurse and trauma support worker, Marianne Wobcke. As one of thousands of Indigenous children forcibly removed from her mother at birth, Marianne has spent her career researching and supporting perinatal and intergenerational trauma, focusing especially on work with mothers and babies.

The VR artwork presents a visually stunning immersive audio-visual experience evoking early life in the womb and entry into the world, taking us through experiences the ‘good’ and ‘toxic’ womb and first encounters with breast, skin and the world. Designed as a unique art experience, the piece can also be used in conjunction with therapeutic work. It is informed by Indigenous knowledge (Dadirri and Kanyini) as well as understandings of trauma and attachment.


Don't miss out on the Australian launch of the Virtual Reality experience 'Perinatal Dreaming'. Spots are limited!

Marianne Wobcke: white-haired woman in a pink and black shirt

Marianne Wobcke

Marianne Wobcke (BARC) is a nurse, midwife and award-winning artist, born on Turrbal land with maternal connections to Girrimay mob from North Queensland. Her program of culturally connected birthing practices and trauma recovery is grounded in radical creativity, aiming to break the cycles of trauma that are the inheritance of colonial violence in Indigenous communities. Marianne is the 2021 recipient of the Australia Council Ros Bower Award for Community Arts and Cultural Development.