The appropriation of Indigenous motifs and its influence on contemporary arts and crafts

Barnard, Trish (2009) The appropriation of Indigenous motifs and its influence on contemporary arts and crafts. In: Proceedings of Cairns Indigenous Art Fair Symposium 2009 , pp. 33-36. From: Cairns Indigenous Art Fair Symposium 2009 , 21 August 2009, Cairns, QLD, Australia.

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Abstract

The arts and crafts produced by Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders are the embodiment of creative expression, particularly in Queensland where they reflect the state's uniqueness and geographic diversity. Queensland is the only state to have two distinct indigenous groups, Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders, with many more cultures within these two groups. The aim of this Masters research is to place North Queensland's history of arts and crafts into the psyche of artists, arts workers and critical authorities, to challenge conventional paradigms of the tourist industry. It does not, however, propose what new directions should be taken, but rather evokes serious discussion that can contribute to successful outcomes for Indigenous people.

Item ID: 11174
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
Keywords: Indigenous art; Torres Strait Islander; Aboriginal; North Queensland
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Conference theme "Conversations, insights and anecdotes"

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ISBN: 978-0-646-52896-0
Date Deposited: 25 May 2010 03:14
FoR Codes: 19 STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 1905 Visual Arts and Crafts > 190502 Fine Arts (incl Sculpture and Painting) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950104 The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft) @ 100%
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