Critical images, critical voices: the artwork of Vernon Ah Kee

Castro, Jason and Batorowicz, Beata (2017) Critical images, critical voices: the artwork of Vernon Ah Kee. Australian Art Education, 38 (2). pp. 304-318. ISSN 1032-1942


This paper explores the 'critical image' in contemporary art and its role in Australian art education through the lens of two tertiary artists and arts educators. Critical images are contextualised as dialogically based, interrupting prevailing discourses which create opportunities for new dialogues located in social, historical or cultural debates (Castro 2017). As these debates are evident in the work itself, this paper asserts that critical images provoke viewer autonomy in critical thinking, and therefore 'educate' audiences. The critical image is explored in this paper through the art of Australian artist Vernon Ah Kee.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © Art Education Australia.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Arts and Communication
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2018 23:56
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2018 01:53
Uncontrolled Keywords: art education, contemporary art, creativity, critical embodiment, critical image, critical thinking, Indigenous art, Vernon Ah Kee
Fields of Research : 19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1901 Art Theory and Criticism > 190101 Art Criticism
19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1905 Visual Arts and Crafts > 190502 Fine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting)
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970119 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950104 The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft)

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