It started with a KISS

CroftWarcon, Pamela & Fredericks, Bronwyn L. (2012) It started with a KISS. [Textual Work]

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This is the essay prepared for the exhibition titled 'Hot Chocolate' held at the SASA Gallery, Adelaide, South Australia, 24 October - 29 November, 2012. Below are the words that start the essay and which provide a glimpse of the artworks in the exhibition.

By agreeing to work together in this exhibition, the artists in Hot Chocolate delivered across an eclectic assortment of academic enquiry: • the politics of identity • the politics of desire • fetishisation of racial and othered bodies • origin and place • the politics of skin • events, moments, and ephemerality • need

We too, talked, laughed, cried and worked through these issues in relation to the artworks submitted, including Pamela’s work, and to the theory and literature we have read and utilised in our words with each other and communities. We begin this piece by reflecting on the writings of bell hooks, whose words kissed us awake and stirred us at the start of our respective formal research journeys. We align her words with some of our activism, advocacy, academic and community work. We will weave the magical lyrics from the 1970s iconic band Hot Chocolate throughout this essay.

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ID Code: 61832
Item Type: Creative Work (Textual Work)
Refereed: No
Additional Information: Bronwyn Fredericks is an Adjunct Professor with the Faculty of Health, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), a member of the Indigenous Studies Research Network, QUT and a member of the National Indigenous Research and Knowledges Network (NIRAKN)which is auspiced by QUT. She is a graduate of QUT. Bronwyn Fredericks is a Professor at Central Queensland University. Pamela CroftWarcon is a Lecturer and has been a Practicing Artist for over 30 years. She was the first Aboriginal person to gain a Doctorate in Visual Arts in Australia. She is also a member of the ISRN, QUT.
Published Source: Hot Chocolate. ISBN: 9780097395115
Publisher: SASA Gallery
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Location: From date: To date:
SASA Gallery, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia 2012-10-24 2012-11-29
Keywords: Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Indigenous, Australia, Hot Chocolate, Exhibition, Art, Desire, Identity, Bodies, Politics, Songs
ISSN: 978-0-0973951-1-5.
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > OTHER STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190999)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200) > Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Studies (200201)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Research Centres > Indigenous Studies Research Network
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Pamela CroftWarcon and Bronwyn Fredericks
Deposited On: 01 Sep 2013 23:03
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2013 16:59

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