Libby Byrne

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Libby Byrne works as an artist, art therapist, theologian, writer and researcher as she follows the invitation and discovery of art into new ways of being with people in liminal spaces. Within her studio practice Libby works with ideas, images and experiences to extend the way we think, perceive and respond to questions of meaning and existence.

Having worked as an Art Therapist in palliative care and trauma recovery her current research addresses the nature and significance of art, both made and received, in the process of healing that is required for human beings to flourish and live well with illness and in health.

Libby teaches in the Master of Art Therapy Program at La Trobe University whilst developing a growing body of research in the emerging field of Practice-led Theological Inquiry. She works as an Adjunct Lecturer, Honorary Research Associate with the University of Divinity and member of the Centre for Research in Religion and Social Policy (RASP). Her most recent project, a Practice-led Inquiry into the experience of joy the liturgical season of Ordinary Time, was part of Miroslav Volf’s Joy and the Good Life Project at the Yale Center for Faith and Culture.