This weekend I had an opportunity to read Sacred Cows (Magabala Books) by Anita Heiss. It’s a quick, but very good read. I reviewed it this week during the first of our After Dinner with the Critical Classroom.
Dr Sandra Phillips, currently at the Creative Industries faculty at Queensland University of Technology, writes and researches in the areas of literature and publishing, Indigenous literature and the field of Indigenous Studies. In the Convictions and Connections: Australian Theatre Forum 2011 presentation below,
It was recently announced by the new Commonwealth government that they are intending amend certain sections of the Racial Discrimination Act in order to discourage litigation, particularly when it comes to free speech. We at the Critical Classroom (and Iscariot Media) do not agree with any amendments that make it okay to vilify, insult and … Continue reading The Racial Discrimination Act – proposed 2013 amendments
The 4th NRL match between the Indigenous All Stars and the NRL All Stars took place on Saturday the 9th February 2013. In the week of this event, posts began to appear on Facebook – via visual imagery and words – stating how the defeat of the NRL All Stars by the Indigenous All Stars … Continue reading All Stars? What about All Culture?
In two of three of my 1213QCA Indigenous Art, Protocols and Practices lecture last week I showed this video, and I wanted to provide all the students with an opportunity to engage with this powerful and confronting (and very effective) work again. Warning: Course Language bell hooks in her essay Eating the Other: Desire and … Continue reading Learning from Yellow Rage
Last week I explored the idea of research for students in 1213QCA Indigenous Art, Protocols and Practices at Queensland College of Art, Griffith University. In the context of the student’s work, I focused on the idea of research as not being about the stereotypical idea of research (thinking here – lab coats, clip boards, pen … Continue reading Research: Seeing, Knowing & Doing
29 January – Update – for more analysis, commentary & opinion on the gender/race/colonising politics/themes of the film, go to Sociological Images (Thanks SRP for the link)Update 2 – Another analysis on Avatar on the blog – As The Teaching Drum Turns blog.Just a quick blog to start myself blogging again. Went to see Avatar … Continue reading Avatar – watch with one eye closed
Thinking further about “The Australia Book” written by Eve Pownall, it might be worth exploring the artwork of Aboriginal artist Tony Albert. Tony originally comes from Cardwell but now lives and works in Brisbane. He is a member of ProppaNOW artist collective. His work shown at Gallery Smith in Melbourne in 2008, is a re-positioning of … Continue reading Australia Book Pt 2