Indigenous Art Research: Navigating best practices

Respect, sensitivity, and self humility are part of the long, but essential, process to secure a safe space for Indigenous researchers and communities.

What are the considerations of language and presence when conducting research on Indigenous art? Is there a space for Indigenous researchers and how can the field facilitate authentic narratives outside the colonialist canon?

These and other questions were discussed at the recent Disruptions symposium, Indigenous Art Research: Respect and Relation.

Hosted by The Power Institute, Deputy Director Stephen Gilchrist facilitated a conversation with the winners of the Power Publications Dissertation Prize for Indigenous Art Research: Catherine Massola, Mathieu Gallois, and Jonathan Jones.

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Celina Lei is an arts writer and editor at ArtsHub. She acquired her M.A in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. Most recently she took part in drafting NAVA’s revised Code of Practice - Art Fairs. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne.