Week 10, Blog 5 – Reflect on the ending of ‘That Deadman Dance’ by Kim Scott. What is your interpretation of it?

(https://theconversation.com/kim-scott-leaves-competition-for-dead-in-all-male-miles-franklin-win-1961) This week I decided to respond to my own question, to reflect on the ending of Kim Scott’s novel ‘That Deadman Dance’ as it initially divided my interpretation. Scott’s novel effectively details the encounter between Noongar people and the Europeans on the ‘friendly frontier’ in Western Australia, showing the extent of their relationship over …

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Week 6, Blog 3 – Write a brief account of how you think art and literature interact in a person’s experience?

Art and literature are mediums of expression, ranging in various forms from paintings or sculptures to poetry or prose. They allow individuals the expressional freedom to convey their deepest emotions connected to personal experience, opening up a world where meaning can flow through such work.  Artists and writers take inspiration from life and personal experiences …

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Week 5, Blog 2 – Write a brief description of this painting of Ned Kelly. What do you think it is saying about Ned Kelly’s status in the 20th Century

First-class Marksman, Sidney Nolan (1946) (https://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/collection/works/62.2010/) This painting, “First-class Marksman”, was composed by artist Sidney Nolan in 1946. It depicts the infamous Irish outlaw Ned Kelly amongst the harsh Australian landscape, a subject that fascinated many artists and writers of the 20th century. The painting is composed of ripolin enamel on hardboard, highlighting the paradox …

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