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Issue Details: First known date: 2015... 2015 Creative Communities : Regional Inclusion & the Arts
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'This is the first major collection to reimagine and analyse the role of the creative arts in building resilient and inclusive regional communities. Bringing together Australia's leading theorists in the creative industries,as well as case studies from practitioners working in the creative and performing arts and new material from targeted research projects, the book reconceptualizes the very meaning of regionalism and the position–and potential–of creative spaces in non-metropolitan centres.' (Publication summary)


* Contents derived from the Bristol,
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Intellect , 2015 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Common Patterns : Narratives of 'Mere Coincidence' and the Production of Regions, Paul Carter , 2015 single work criticism
'Paul Carter's chapter...considers the interconnectedness of Indigenous and non-Indigenous presence in regional communities. Carter focuses on the deserts of central Australia in his work...He explores how storytelling and place-making affect sociability and community in profound ways. His chapter opens a window to ways in which change might be achieved through negotiation across time and space to connect people from both Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities. Based on a collaborative project with community members, Carter traces the transformation of stories into places and services that reflect community identities and needs.' (Introduction 7-8)
(p. 16-29)
Creative and Destructive Communities of Lake Condah/Tae Rak, Western Victoria, Louise Johnson , 2015 single work criticism

'Louise Johnson ... explores non-European concepts of creativity and connectivity in her chapter. Her study focuses on the Gunditjmara people as a creative community, whose presence has been transformed and articulated in the land for centuries. Using the community's highly unusual eel harvesting system as a case study, she explores how landscape is variously created, destroyed and interpreted by both Indigenous and colonizing groups.' (Introduction, 8)

(p. 31-46)
Creativity and Attenuated Sociality : Creative Communities in Suburban and Peri-Urban Australia, Mark Gibson , 2015 single work criticism (p. 47-61)
Learning From Inland : Redefining Regional Creativity, Margaret Woodward , Craig Bremner , 2015 single work criticism
'This chapter is concerned with creativity in inland Australia and pays close attention to creative and innovative activity generated in regional and non-metropolitan settings.' (65)
(p. 63-77)
Getting to Know the Story of the Boathouse Dances : Football, Freedom and Rock 'n' Roll, Tamara Whyte , Chris Matthews , Michael Balfour , Lyndon Murphy , Linda Hassall , 2015 single work criticism
'In 2011, the Indigenous Research Network (IRN) at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia brought together a team of playwrights and researchers to tell the story of the Boathouse dances as its firs community-driven research project. The Boathouse dances were held in the late 1950s and early 1960s and were a significant meeting place for Aboriginal people of Brisbane and the greater South East Queensland region. The dances were organized by an Aboriginal man, Uncle Charlie King, to fund the first Aboriginal football team in Brisbane and an Aboriginal women's virago team. The Boathouse dances were a time of celebration, reconnecting, establishing new relationships and falling in love.Te dances were also a focal point of significant social change in the lives of many Aboriginal people and were driven by Aboriginal people who were experiencing a new agency. To date, this story is untold; it is a part of Australia's hidden histories.' (83)
(p. 81-97)
'The Artists Are Taking Over This Town' : Lifestyle Migration and Regional Creative Capital, Susan Luckman , 2015 single work criticism
'Susan Luckman's chapter explores [...] transformation through migration and population movement.' (8)
(p. 99-112)
Art in Responce to Crisis : Drought, Flood and the Regional Community, Andrew Mason , 2015 single work criticism (p. 121-134)
'Now We Will Live Forever' : Creative Practice and Refugee Settlement in Regional Australia, Wendy Richards , 2015 single work criticism
'...Richards gives insight into how Sub-Saharan African refugees in regional Australia developed an anthology of stories about their experience of multi-generational displacement.' (8)
(p. 135-154)
Making Stories Matter : Using Participatory New Media Storytelling and Evaluation to Serve Marginalized and Regional Communities, Ariella Van Luyn , Helen Klaebe , 2015 single work criticism
'Van Luyn and Klaebe discuss innovative use of digital technologies to enhance storytelling from regions that have experienced crisis. In this way, they point to new ways to improve community resilience and inclusion. (8-9)
(p. 157-173)
Vicarious Heritage : Performing Multicultural Heritage in Regional Australia, Robert Mason , 2015 single work criticism (p. 175-188)
Practicing for Life : Amateur Theatre, Regionalism and the Gold Coast, Patrick Mitchell , 2015 single work criticism
From 2009-2011 Patrick Mitchell 'undertook a three-year study to gain a detailed understanding of the nature, and relevance, of the relationship between the Gold Coast region and the types of theatre that are produced from within it.' This chapter relates one of his key findings in this study.
(p. 189-203)
Artist-Run Initiatives as Liminal Incubatory Arts Practice, Janet McDonald , 2015 single work criticism
'The chapters of this book offer serious consideration of how examples of arts practices in the regions create a nexus of connectivity, story and transformation across community/ies. This chapter offers a similar trajectory that is informed my my own pedagogic practice as an enabler of emerging artists through a Bachelor of Creative Arts offered at the University of Southern Queensland (Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia)' (207
(p. 205-218)
Same but Different : Growing New Audiences for the Performing Arts in Regional Australia, Rebecca Scollen , 2015 single work criticism (p. 219-235)

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