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Art as an experience and a political act

journal contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Bronwyn Fredericks
This work examines the work of Aboriginal Australian artist Dr Pamela Croft (DVA) and her use of bothways methodology which draws on both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal ways of seeing the world, exploring relationships, connections and disjunctions and is additionally a site of reconciliation, a tool for healing, an educational experience and a political act. In her utilisation of both ways she presents her individual story and the collective story of Aboriginal peoples. In this her art practice exposes multiple layers of the experiences and impacts of trauma of colonisation and displacement, questions and concepts of identity and whiteness, and personal and collective stories and cultural interpretations. Croft’s works share and reveal secrets and impart knowledge and experiences and hence give power by the reclaiming of individual and communal stories and retelling history using subjugated knowledge. Her works fall into the general practice of intermedia and installation and are offered as an educational experience and as a political act.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

20

Start Page

1

End Page

4

Number of Pages

4

ISSN

1718-7583

Location

Canada

Publisher

University of Toronto]

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Julie Mango : international online journal of creative expression. (Special edition of Education and Transformative Pedagogy).

Exports

CQUniversity

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