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dc.contributor.authorDouglass, Adam
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-10T23:59:43Z
dc.date.available2018-01-10T23:59:43Z
dc.date.issued2017en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/197728
dc.description© 2017 Adam Douglass
dc.description.abstractThis thesis builds upon Homi Bhabha’s concept of Third Space to frame social connection and self-determination in a socially-engaged collaborative painting practice. Developed in the Polynesian kingdom of Tonga with On the Spot Arts Initiative (OTS) and involving diverse groups including patients from the Vaiola Hospital Psychiatric Ward, this research offers a new approach to collaborative painting and provides a framework to support mental health and wellbeing. I have theorised this methodology and titled it the Aesthetic System of Participatory Painting (ASOPP). Integrating mental health and contemporary art frameworks, this hybrid model promotes individual autonomy and critical thinking by supporting both harmony and difference, creating a generative space. This research argues that by expanding modernist, individualised aesthetic systems to accommodate a social application, ASOPP projects provide opportunities for local communities to critique social structures and self-represent. This can assist in empowering participants and destabilising pre-established cultural hierarchies that hold power and often determine cultural standards. ASOPP has also informed the accompanying documentary video used to account for the research, providing an accessible research outcome and an opportunity to self-represent for collaborative partners and participants.en_US
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dc.subjectparticipatory paintingen_US
dc.subjectsocially engaged paintingen_US
dc.subjectimmersive arten_US
dc.subjectVaiola Hospitalen_US
dc.subjectVaiola Hospital Psychiatric Warden_US
dc.subjectart therapyen_US
dc.subjectcollaborative paintingen_US
dc.subjectcollaborationen_US
dc.subjectpaintingen_US
dc.subjectparticipatory arten_US
dc.subjectarten_US
dc.subjectparticipationen_US
dc.subjectsocially engaged arten_US
dc.subjectTongan arten_US
dc.subjectOn the Spot Arts Initiativeen_US
dc.subjectSelekaen_US
dc.subjectAdam Douglassen_US
dc.subjectmental healthen_US
dc.subjectwellbeingen_US
dc.subjectthird spaceen_US
dc.subjectthird space arten_US
dc.subjectHomi Bhabhaen_US
dc.subjectspatial aestheticsen_US
dc.subjectaesthetic systemsen_US
dc.subjectaesthetic system of participatory paintingen_US
dc.subjectGrant Kesteren_US
dc.subjectClaire Bishopen_US
dc.subjectGroup Art Therapyen_US
dc.titleAesthetic Systems of Participatory Painting: communicating in Third Space and mental wellbeing in Tongaen_US
dc.typeMasters Research thesisen_US
melbourne.affiliation.departmentCentre for Cultural Partnerships
melbourne.affiliation.facultyVCA & MCM
melbourne.thesis.supervisornameBadham, Marnie
melbourne.contributor.authorDouglass, Adam
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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