Indigenous collaborations and the Creative Academy: It is never too late, is it?

Monday 17 October 2022

Originally published: NiTRO Edition 44 October 2022

This edition of NiTRO takes a slightly different format from usual and offers a “deep dive” into the work of one creative arts school – the Australian National University School of Music. It concentrates on the collaborations and structural initiatives that enable a process of truth telling for the nation from a growing cohort of Indigenous creative arts scholars and artists.

Co-edited by Associate Professor Chris Sainsbury, Professor Frank Millward and Professor Kim Cunio, this edition of NiTRO includes contributions from Indigenous artists, scholars and non-Indigenous thought leaders and art makers who are working in these spaces.


Indigenous collaborations and the Creative Academy: It is never too late, is it? Chris Sainsbury, Frank Millward and Kim Cunio

From the DDCA President

Welcome from the Vice-President Craig Batty

Featured Articles

The Indigenous voice in Australian popular music Pat O’Grady

My story and the story of many Tor Frømyhr

What does it feel like? Chris Sainsbury

New Indigenous music for an old piano Scott Davie

In conversation with Will Kepa, Director of the Yil Lull Indigenous Recording Studio Frank Millward and Will Kepa

Russian dolls and music schools Kim Cunio

On whose terms? Recalibrating engagement with First Nations’ Peoples and communities at the ANU School of Music Jennifer Newsome

Remembering what we chose to forget: Indigeneity, modernism, music and the academy Frank Millward

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