Humour and charm in a story of race, headwear and healing

Heim, Caroline L. (2012) Humour and charm in a story of race, headwear and healing. The Australian, 16(July).

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“There are always stories in the wearing” of the iconic beanie just as there are head and heart-warming stories in the making of Alana Valentine’s beautifully crafted Head Full of Love. Nessa and Tilly’s lives entangle at the annual Alice Springs Beanie Festival. The tourist gazes, the craftswoman crochets. Both women have broken pieces of their past that relationship can heal. Collete Mann and Roxanne McDonald capture the rhythm and nuance of difficult relationships perfectly. The humour, pathos and unsentimental depiction of black/white relations in Wesley Enoch’s production promise more than a story, they are a community conversation.

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ID Code: 53047
Item Type: Review
Refereed: No
Keywords: Head Full Of Love, Alana Valentine, Race, Wesley Enoch
ISSN: 1038-8761
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Past > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Deposited On: 13 Aug 2012 22:25
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2015 00:34

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