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ERIC Number: EJ992036
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 61
ISSN: ISSN-0742-1656
The Babushka Project: Mediating between the Margins and Wider Community through Public Art Creation
Gray, Bronwen Lucie
Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, v29 n3 p113-119 2012
This article discusses the theoretical and social contexts of a community art project that took place at a public housing estate located in Melbourne, Australia. The art intervention was aimed at increasing the residents' health and well-being through the empowerment of their own cultural creations. Three sculptures in the form of giant babushka dolls were collaboratively designed to counter the negative effects of being eradicated from the dominant view of what constitutes culture. By placing art therapy practices within a human rights discourse, the project exemplifies how collaborative art making can act as a transitional space that mediates between marginalized communities and the wider community in which they are located. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia