Anne Riggs is a visual artist with a studio practice for over twenty years and exhibits regularly. Anne also works as a community artist. The two streams of her artistic life are woven together in her recently completed PhD. Anne is co-founder with Alex Pinder of Artists in Community International, an arts organisation providing arts, creative education, and training in communities in Australia and SE Asia. She teaches a number of units on BA Community Mental Health and AOD issues at Chisholm Institute, and runs an arts programs for survivors of sexual assault and family violence through the South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault and Connections Uniting Care, Melbourne. Particular areas of interest are: trauma, loss and grief and art as means of recovery, community development and engagement.