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Finding purpose - FREE workshops to help people aged 55+ uncover or rediscover their purpose

11 September 2019

Finding purpose

Five Free workshops to help people 55+ uncover or rediscover their purpose. 

“The Purpose of life… is to be useful, to be honourable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

These workshops will help you identify or rediscover your purpose. Use science to determine whether your purpose leans toward the Arts, Industry, Lifelong Learning, or Civic Science (or a combination). Learn how to uncover pathways to engage in purposeful activities within Monash and surrounds.

Workshop Calendar

Launch: Wednesday 11 September, 1pm-3.30pm at Mulgrave Community Hall

The arts: Wednesday 16 October, 1-3pm at Monash Gallery of Art

Lifelong learning: Wednesday 30 October, 2-5pm at Wheelers Hill Library

Science: Wednesday 6 November, 4-6pm at Monash Tech School, Monash University

Industry and innovation: Wednesday 13 November, 2-4pm at Eastern Innovation Centre 


Finding Purpose in Arts

Wednesday 16 October, 1pm–3pm @ Monash Gallery of Art

A workshop for people who feel their purpose lies in:

  • Visual arts and creative thinking,
  • Developing a skillset for understanding and interpreting artwork and the enjoyment of experiencing visual art in a gallery or museum setting, and
  • Creativity through contemporary image making: a hands-on workshop (bring your own device, eg. phone, tablet or camera).

Including How to Volunteer (avenues include as an arts practitioner, as front-of-house staff or administrator, or as a volunteer gallery guide).

Special guest speakers: Anouska Phizacklea, MGA Gallery Director; Stephanie Richter, MGA Education & Public Programs Coordinator; plus contemporary artist Norm Hanson to lead the workshop.

Afternoon tea will be provided.


View details for each of the other workshops at the link below.


or CALL 1300 462 822 and speak to Henriette or Danielle


Key Partners:

Eastern Innovation, Monash Public Library Service, Monash Tech School, Monash Gallery of Art

Supporting specialists:

Cire Services

With thanks to:

City of Monash Community Grants Program


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Forthcoming Events/Programs

  • MGA X Artist photography auction
  • MGA’s 30 year anniversary Darkroom Dinner
  • Sharing what matters: LGBTQIA+

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