Team Research at RUIAC

RUIAC produces knowledge about Indigenous arts practices and arts philosophies, demonstrating world’s best practice in intercultural arts research, in partnership with communities, government and industry.

Research Strenghts

Our current research strengths are in

  • Indigenous arts sustainability
  • Reclamation and revitalisation
  • Indigenous philosophies practice in the arts and academy
  • Indigenous arts, communities and technologies.

Research Projects and Partnerships

2016–2020 Singing the Future: implications and significance of repatriation of legacy song records and new technologies for music vitality
ARC Future Fellowship, Sally Treloyn
Makerere University, Mowanjum Art and Culture Centre

2018–2019 Connecting Childhood and Culture: singing the possum skin cloak
SSHRC Partnership Development Grant, Tiriki Onus and Sally Treloyn

2018–2019 Mamurrng, Kunangu, Wurnan, Tanderrum: investigating diplomacy, exchange and treaty through Indigenous public ceremony in Australia
University of Melbourne Chancellory Research, Reuben Brown

2017–2019 Sovereign Language Repatriation: Dja Dja Wurrung Language Pedagogy
Song McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellowship, Lou Bennett

2016–2019 Hearing histories of the western Pilbara: Dampier Rock Art
Woodside Energy Pty Ltd: Sally Treloyn, Andrew Morrumburri Dowding and Reuben Brown (University of Melbourne)

2015–2018 Hearing histories of the western Pilbara: an interdisciplinary study of Indigenous songs composed in the Pilbara region of Western Australia in the twentieth century and technologies to sustain them into the future
ARC Discovery Project: Sally Treloyn, Nick Thieberger, Andrew Morrumburri Dowding, and Reuben Brown (University of Melbourne), Mary Anne Jebb (AIATSIS), and Kimberly Christen (Washington State University)

2014–2018 Children, Knowledge, Country: investigating music-based strategies for teaching and learning in the Kimberley
ARC Linkage Project and Kimberley Language Resource Centre: Sally Treloyn, Kathryn Marsh (University of Sydney), Jane Davidson (University of Melbourne), Andrea Emberly (York University and University of Western Australia), Siobhan Casson and Patsy Bedford (Kimberley Language Resource Centre)

2016–2017 Art as Voice: Indigenous epistemologies for research about arts and practice-based research
University of Melbourne Indigenous Hallmark Initiative, Sally Treloyn, Tiriki Onus, Richard Frankland, Payi Linda Ford
Partners: Charles Darwin University

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Dr Reuben Brown
RUIAC Coordinator

Phone +61 3 9035 9410

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