The art, freedom and responsibility of voice: multiple narratives of a Gunditjara man, father, artist, activist and warrior.

Frankland, R 2007, The art, freedom and responsibility of voice: multiple narratives of a Gunditjara man, father, artist, activist and warrior., Masters by Research, Education, RMIT University.


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Title The art, freedom and responsibility of voice: multiple narratives of a Gunditjara man, father, artist, activist and warrior.
Author(s) Frankland, R
Year 2007
Abstract This Masters by Project is a mUlti-perspectival reflection and analysis on my life as a Gunditjmara man. In particular I examine who I am as a Gunditjmara man and my roles in both Indigenous and non-Indigenous society. I explore differences and convergences between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous cultures and focus on how I, and others, make meaning from our dreaming paths.

A key element in my research relates to the way we make meaning from the grief and suffering of my people. Central to this aspect of the research is the reflection on my role as an officer of the 1988-1991 Royal Commission Into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (RCIADIC).

My reflections and analysis are made through both the project elements of my research, (The filmed Charcoal Club performance in the 2004 Melbourne International festival and filmed post-production interviews) and an Exegesis. The Charcoal Club is a series of performed snapshots of my life presented on stage in a multimedia theatre piece.

Within the Exegesis I explore notions about the suppression of Australian Indigenous ''voices' and the re-empowering of their voices through the Arts, a process facilitated by Indigenous artists. This process is described in terms of warrior activism.

I conclude by acknowledging the significance of my warrior activism, my role in ffacilitating the 'voice' of others and the potential warrior role of the young, emerging generation of Australian Indigenous people.
Degree Masters by Research
Institution RMIT University
School, Department or Centre Education
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