Research

Household sustainability dilemmas and challenges surrounding keeping warm in winter and hot water (2013)

This thesis explores the household sustainability dilemmas and challenges surrounding hot water and winter warming of older, social housing tenant households in Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia and outlines policy recommendations from the results.

This research was conducted by Katrina Jayne Skellern. The thesis is presented as part of the requirements for the award of the Master of Environmental Science – Research of the University of Wollongong.

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Unique Practices of Coomaditchie Arts: Keeping culture alive through public art (2012)

This study is a partnership between Coomaditchie United Aboriginal Corporation (CUAC) and the Diploma of Community Services Section of Shellharbour TAFE. The purpose of this small qualitative study is to explore the art-making practices and public artworks produced by artists from the Coomaditichie Artist Cooperative, in particular the artists Lorraine Brown and Narelle Thomas.

The research project highlights the value and meaning of Aboriginal artwork in public spaces completed by CUAC. In particular it explores participatory art making as a tool for engagement and education, and its potential to break down barriers within the community.

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