Engaging creativity through an action learning and action research process to develop an Indigenous art exhibition

Fredericks, Bronwyn, CroftWarcon, Pamela, Butler, Kaylene, & Butler, Howard (Joe) (2014) Engaging creativity through an action learning and action research process to develop an Indigenous art exhibition. ALARj – Action Learning Action Research Journal, 20(1), pp. 14-34.

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In most art exhibitions, the creative part of the exhibition is assumed to be the artworks on display. But for the Capricornia Arts Mob’s first collective art exhibition in Rockhampton during NAIDOC Week in 2012, the process of developing the exhibition became the focus of creative action learning and action research. In working together to produce a multi-media exhibition, we learned about the collaborative processes and time required to develop a combined exhibition. We applied Indigenous ways of working – including yarning, cultural respect, cultural protocols, mentoring young people, providing a culturally safe working environment and sharing both time and food – to develop our first collective art exhibition. We developed a process that allowed us to ask deep questions, engage in a joint journey of learning, and develop our collective story. This paper explores the processes that the Capricornia Arts Mob used to develop the exhibition for NAIDOC 2012.

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ID Code: 71356
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: We offer acknowledgement to: the Rockhampton Regional Council, the Rockhampton NAIDOC Committee, Kaima Consultant, Sandhills Arts, Saima Torres Strait Islander Corporation for Torres Strait Islander Cultural Resources and Central Queensland University/CQUniversity, Australia for the support offered to the Capricornia Arts Mob (CAM) for their 2012 NAIDOC Art Exhibition. We offer acknowledgement to the National Indigenous Research and Knowledges Network (NIRAKN)based at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) for their encouragement of our practice based research endeavours, which contribute to the overall research efforts of Indigenous peoples.
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Keywords: Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Indigenous, Capricornia Arts Mob, CAM, Art, Rockhampton, Central Queensland, Collective, Exhibition, NAIDOC, Action Learning, Action Research
ISSN: 1326-964X
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)
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 > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Research Centres > Indigenous Studies Research Network
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Action Learning Action Research Association (ALARA)
Deposited On: 12 May 2014 00:38
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2015 00:47

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