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VANISH 2023 Creative Expression Workshops for Adoptees and Mothers

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Being adopted and/or being separated from a child through adoption is often a complex and traumatic experience. Creative practices can offer a form of liberation and healing.

At VANISH, we offer a range of creative workshops for people affected by adoption. Our workshops provide a safe space to explore a wide range of emotions and complex personal narratives. No artistic experience or skill is necessary! 

This year, we are delighted to present a more diverse, expanded program featuring visual art, therapeutic writing, and textiles led by distinguished artists and facilitators. 

For more information, click on the links below or email us at


Writing as Therapy with Dr Sian Prior – a 4-week course for adoptees and mothers

Common Threads: A Textile Workshop with Nicole Kemp – a one day workshop for adoptees only

Art Therapy with Michele Hutchins – a 6-week course for adoptees and mothers

Introduction to Memoir Writing with Dr Sian Prior – a webinar for VANISH members


With funding support from the Australian Government Department of Social Services 

through Relationships Australia Victoria’s Forced Adoption Support Service