Always “tasty”, regardless: Art, chocolate and Indigenous Australians

Fredericks, Bronwyn L. & CroftWarcon, Pamela (2014) Always “tasty”, regardless: Art, chocolate and Indigenous Australians. M/C Journal, 17(1), pp. 1-8.

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Abstract

This paper examines race and colour through the metaphor of chocolate. The authors use the metaphor of chocolate to question why some Aboriginal people are chosen ahead of others, with the choosing done by non-Indigenous people, perhaps on the basis of who is most likely to be “soft-centred”, agreeable, and pliable. The authors discuss the development of the Hot Chocolate art exhibition in Adelaide in 2012, with a particular focus on the works of Pamela CroftWarcon. The exhibition combined chocolate (the food), lyrics from Hot Chocolate (the band), and chocolate (the metaphor for skin colour) to encourage visitors to question their assumptions about representations of Aboriginal people in Australia.

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ID Code: 65657
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Bronwyn Fredericks is an Adjunct Professor with the Faculty of Health, QUT and a Member of the ISRN, QUT. She is a Professor and the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement)and BMA Chair in Indigenous Engagement at Central Queensland University, Australia.
Keywords: Taste, Hot Chocolate, Aboriginal, Creative Writing, Art Exhibition, Indigenous, Australia, Artists, Identity, Pamela Croft, Adelaide
ISSN: 1441-2616
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (111701)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > VISUAL ARTS AND CRAFTS (190500) > Visual Arts and Crafts not elsewhere classified (190599)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > OTHER STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190999)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Research Centres > Indigenous Studies Research Network
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Deposited On: 31 Mar 2014 01:58
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2017 01:53

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