Dr Mark Selkrig, Faculty of Education, La Trobe University, Albury-Wodonga Campus
Community-based Artists: Dialogues of Identity and Learning
Mark recently completed his doctoral studies that explored why artists choose to involve themselves in community-based art practice(s). The aim of the research was to gain insight into how they, as artists, make meaning and learn from these situations, and how this in turn influences their own sense of identity. During the presentation Mark outlined the findings from his inquiry, which involved talking with 12 artists who live and work in regional Australia. Mark discussed the research approaches and strategies he developed that assisted him to make sense and reflect on his own learning journey over the course of his study.