Side by Side back in action & interview with Big hART’s Scott Rankin

Side by Side back in action & interview with Big hART’s Scott Rankin

After a long pause, Side by Side blog is back in action. Check out a great interview with Big hART director Scott Rankin recently broadcast on ABC radio national from the Melbourne Festival ‘Talking Arts’ series. Rankin talks about the collaborative practices that he and his creative team use in working with communities in Australia...

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Art as History, Art as Ethnography – The Canning Stock Route Exhibition

Art as History, Art as Ethnography – The Canning Stock Route Exhibition

Yiwarra Kuju means ‘one road’ in English http://www.nma.gov.au/exhibitions/yiwarra_kuju/ Project Goals: to record and share the vibrancy of desert life today; to communicate Aboriginal creativity and history to new audiences; to enhance the skills of Aboriginal professionals in remote areas; and to create new channels...

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1000 Voices – online storytelling as advocacy

Thanks to reader Naomi Sunderland for writing in with a link to 1000 Voices – a project gathering first person stories of people living with disabilities in Australia to use in disability research, advocacy and policy change. Hosted at Griffith University and sponsored by...

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Debates on agency, management and interventionism in Aboriginal Art

Contemporary Australian Aboriginal art can be argued to be one of the most well known examples of collaborative ethnographic practice using creative art – the multiple functions of works,...

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Exactitudes – categorizing with the camera

Exactitudes – categorizing with the camera

I am interested in the ways people use photography to capture the specific and link it to the more general and vice a versa… to do the work of...

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Visual Ethnographies of Place – during and after

Visual Ethnographies of Place – during and after

How do we use visual ethnography to represent places? Landscape images alone often render a place somewhat opaque – capturing a static moment, leaving out the dynamism of country,...

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