Under the Southern Cross: Flying Arts in Australia

Stewart, Robyn and Nash, Graham (2003) Under the Southern Cross: Flying Arts in Australia. In: International Society for Education through Art World Congress (InSEA 2002): International Conversations Through Art, 19-24 Aug 2002, New York, NY. United States.

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Flying Arts is one of Queensland's most enduring arts organisations, a counterpart to the Royal Flying Doctor Service and a leading force in advancing Australian arts practices. Through narratives and visual documentation this paper traces the changing processes of organising and providing a diversity of professional contemporary arts practice to remote and regional areas in Australia.

As part of tracing the history of the effect of Flying Arts in regional Queensland, stories are being gathered from many folk who have been involved with the organisation over it’s 30 year history. The project is titled Australian Art Stories. The co-ordinator and oral historian for this project is Lesley Jenkins, a Brisbane based freelance writer and oral historian. Lesley brings
extensive experience to the position and a love for visual arts. So far she has conducted interviews with artists in Roma, Glenmorgan, Suerat, Mt. Isa and ‘Trivalore’. We are using excerpts from these stories, with others gathered by us to colour our portrait of the organisation.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: No response from publisher to request for copyright permission.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - Department of Visual Arts
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:16
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2013 04:44
Uncontrolled Keywords: Flying Arts; Queensland; professional arts practice; narratices; oral history; remote and regional delivery; networks of practice; public memory
Fields of Research : 19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1901 Art Theory and Criticism > 190104 Visual Cultures
19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1901 Art Theory and Criticism > 190102 Art History
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200203 Consumption and Everyday Life
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950199 Arts and Leisure not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/2896

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