Marianne is a Girrimay woman from North Queensland who was born on Wakka Wakka land.
Marianne is a trained nurse and midwife working specifically on birthing practices and trauma recovery.
As a professional artist graduating with Honours at Queensland College of Art, Marianne has brought together a practice called Perinatal Dreaming.
Perinatal Dreaming is a process for working with women, their babies and families to support them to birth on country, with culturally rich, supportive and safe practices. This may not mean physically birthing on country but a process instead that ensures all birth practices are culturally safe, using art as a tool for empowerment and expression.
Marianne speaks at national conferences and writes about this work in science and industry journals, sharing the role arts in community plays in holistic wellbeing.
Marianne Wobcke is the 2021 recipient of the Australia Council Ros Bower Award for Community Arts and Cultural Development.