Transforming histories: the visual disclosure of contentious pasts

Gough, Julie (2001) Transforming histories: the visual disclosure of contentious pasts. PhD thesis, University of Tasmania.

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The thesis and exegesis examines the potential of visual art to provide fresh forms of engagement with historical story than the archived and the written. The place of memory, forgetting, absence in Australian history, in particular in Indigenous and non Indigenous encounter are investigated. Place, object, story determined from original sources are materially reunited as an opportunity for public re-engagement with the past. This re-negotiation is intended to suggest visually, through alternative dimensions and senses than generally offered with otherwise subsumed texts, the significant resonance and the impact of the past on our national present.

Item ID: 1095
Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Keywords: Tasmanian Aboriginal art, Post-colonial studies, Indigenous studies, Australia history, Visual Art
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This thesis is openly accessible from the link to the University of Tasmania's institutional repository above.

Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2006
FoR Codes: 19 STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 1905 Visual Arts and Crafts > 190502 Fine Arts (incl Sculpture and Painting) @ 33%
20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200201 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Studies @ 33%
22 PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES > 2202 History and Philosophy of Specific Fields > 220299 History and Philosophy of Specific Fields not elsewhere classified @ 34%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950104 The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft) @ 100%
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