Finding Aboriginal Australian History in a Shoebox

Fredericks, Bronwyn L. & Croft, Pamela (2006) Finding Aboriginal Australian History in a Shoebox. (Unpublished)

Abstract

In 2007 the Australian State of Queensland will celebrate '100 years of women's voting'. All women in Queensland have voted for 100 years except Aboriginal Australian women who gained the right to vote in 1967. As part of the celebrations, a Women's History Shoebox Project was undertaken where Queensland women were asked to decorate a shoebox with items they had stored, collected, lost and found that represented them and their histories. Australian Aboriginal woman artist Dr Pamela Croft participated in the project.

Dr Pamela Croft lives and works from her studio in Keppel Sands on the Capricorn Coast Australia. Within broader Australia, this region is marketed as the 'Beef Capital of Australia'. It is also at the southern end of one of the world's greatest wonders; the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef. Croft has practised as a visual artist since the mid-1980s and uses both: Aboriginal Australian and Western techniques, education and style to tell the stories based on identity, sense of place, and the effects of colonisation. She was the first Aboriginal Australian to gain a Doctor of Visual Arts in Australia.

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ID Code: 14612
Item Type: Other
Refereed: No
Additional Information: This event took place at the Sandhills Studio and Art Gallery during NAIDOC Week 2006 to showcase some of Pamela Croft's latest work. Sandhills Studio and Art Gallery, Keppel Sands, Australia. 9th July 2006
Keywords: Queensland Women's Shoebox Project, Pamela Croft, Aboriginal, Indigenous, Art, History, Colonisation, Stolen Generation, Keppel Sands, Rockhampton, Woppaburra, Darumbal, Australia
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Bronwyn L. Fredericks and Pamela Croft(text) / Pamela Croft (art work and art images)
Deposited On: 01 Sep 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 13:45

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