Jacqueline Olivetti, Master of Art Therapy
Jacqueline Olivetti is a Master of Art Therapy student. She came to Western Sydney University after first completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts, graduating with first class honours, from the College of Fine Arts at the University of New South Wales. She has also studied at TAFE.
Jacqueline says she has always been interested in the overlap between arts and health. “These ideas inform my art and work practice,” she says.
She has worked with the Aboriginal Community – Warburton Community, WA, and also community projects with women in Auburn. She has also curated an exhibition with carers at Peacock Gallery in Auburn – this involved running art workshops with the community. This year, Jacqueline is doing her clinical placement at Blacktown Women’s and Girls’ Health Centre.
A highlight of her Art Therapy studies so far has been: “The teaching staff, friendship with students and my clinical placement at Blacktown Women’s and Girls’ Health Centre.”
“We moved into the science building from the art therapy cottage at Werrington campus half way through my degree. It’s very interesting being in a building with Science, I have an interest in science; it’s good to be sharing a space and it would be good to work together,” says Jacqueline.
“The art therapy space is comfortable and functional. It’s the people that make the building an enjoyable space to be in.”