Under the Southern Cross: Flying Arts in Australia

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Stewart, Robyn and Nash, Graham. 2003. "Under the Southern Cross: Flying Arts in Australia." Queensland Art Teachers' Association Journal.
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Under the Southern Cross: Flying Arts in Australia

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AuthorsStewart, Robyn (Author) and Nash, Graham (Author)
Journal TitleQueensland Art Teachers' Association Journal
Number of Pages7
Year2003
Place of PublicationBrisbane, Australia
Abstract

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.

KeywordsFlying Arts; Queensland; professional arts practice; narratices; oral history; remote and regional delivery; networks of practice; public memory
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020441003. Rural sociology
360201. Creative writing (incl. scriptwriting)
360402. Dance and dance studies
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Byline AffiliationsDepartment of Visual Arts
Church of England Grammar School, Brisbane, Australia
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