The politics of art/Art of politics

Gattenhof, Sandra Jane (2015) The politics of art/Art of politics. Journal of Queensland Drama Educator, 38, pp. 19-29.



Author Toni Morrison said, “All good art is political! There is none that isn’t”. Perhaps this is why the arts and artists throughout history have been positioned as dangerous, troubling and on the margin. Art works can ask questions of us, challenge assumptions and name the un-nameable. Art works challenge hegemonies and the status quo – they trouble politics. So what happens when arts meets politics when it comes to the entitlement for young Australians to an arts-rich education? How do we navigate the tricky waters of the political ebb and flow to champion the agenda for arts education in contemporary classrooms so that our young people can be cultural navigators, cultural auteurs and culture makers?

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ID Code: 86705
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
Keywords: arts education, Australian Curriculum, drama education
ISSN: 0727-4432
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Children & Youth Research Centre
Current > Schools > Drama
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Copyright Owner: © Drama Queensland 2015
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Deposited On: 24 Aug 2015 04:51
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2016 22:56

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