Inhabiting Silence: A Sorry Story

  • Susanne Gannon University of Western Sydney

Abstract

This paper describes how works created in a visual arts workshop enable the author to work obliquely with stories about teaching Aboriginal children generated in a collective biography. The deconstructive work is framed by Prime Minister Rudd’s 2008 "sorry" speech to Aboriginal Australians and Mazzei’s work on silence with white teachers. The visual arts methodology allows a shift from narrative logic and literal detail to metonymy and symbolism while the materiality of artefacts and art equipment invite particular representations and interpretations to emerge.

Published
2008-02-01
How to Cite
GANNON, Susanne. Inhabiting Silence: A Sorry Story. LEARNing Landscapes, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 1, p. 235-244, feb. 2008. ISSN 1913-5688. Available at: <http://www.learninglandscapes.ca/index.php/learnland/article/view/Inhabiting-Silence-A-Sorry-Story>. Date accessed: 22 apr. 2018.