contents
 introduction
 scope
 activities
 capacities
 infrastructure
 & benefits
 participants
    dennis altman
    michelle arrow
    paul arthur
    carol bacchi
    ros bandt
    larissa behrendt
    mary besemeres
    richard broome
    chilla bulbeck
    anthony burke
    david carment
    david carter
    jock collins
    liz conor
    greg craven
    martin crotty
    denis cryle
    ann curthoys
    kate darian-smith
    lynette finch
    rae frances
    lucy frost
    stephen garton     heather goodall
    anna haebich
    dennis haskell
    anthony hassall
    jeannie herbert
    jenny hocking
    alison holland
    elizabeth jacka
    bruce johnson
    carol johnson
    mary kalantzis
    marilyn lake
    kateryna longley
    andrew mccann
    chris mcconville
    russell mcdougall
    philip mead
    clive moore
    nicole moore
    stephen muecke
    ffion murphy
    john murphy
    martin nakata
    garth nettheim
    karl neuenfeldt
    christine nicholls
    richard nile
    marguerite nolan
    wenche ommundsen
    darlene oxenham
    maureen perkins
    emily potter
    jan ryan
    kay saunders
    sean scalmer
    bruce scates
    kay schaffer
    joanne scott
    graham seal
    june senyard
    sue sheridan
    judith smart
    tom stannage
    daniela stehlik
    jenny strauss
    sian supski
    hsu-ming teo
    graham tulloch
    james walter
    richard waterhouse
    elizabeth webby
    gus worby
    clare wright

 participants: christine nicholls
 Christine Nicholls
Senior Lecturer in Australian Studies
Flinders University


Publications
Books

Nicholls, Christine, Mundine, Djon, and Webb, Vivienne, Dancing Up Country: The Art of Dorothy Napangardi, Museum of Contemporary Art Limited, Sydney, 2002.

Nicholls, Christine and Ian North, Kathleen Petyarre: Genius of Place, Wakefield Press, Adelaide, 2001.

Journal Articles

*Nicholls, Christine (forthcoming 2003). Death by a thousand cuts: Indigenous language bilingual education programmes in the Northern Territory of Australia, 1972-1998, in the International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism special issue on Heritage / Community Language Education: US and Australian Perspectives, edited by Nancy H. Hornberger, an international, refereed journal, edited by Colin Baker and published by Multilingual Matters in Clevedon, UK. Professor Nancy Hornberger is the guest editor for this special issue.

*Nicholls, Christine, forthcoming 2003, God and Country: An Analysis of Works by Three Contemporary Indigenous Artists, in AAANZ journal. [Refereed journal article]

Nicholls, Christine, April 2002, Some Personal Reflections on the Paulo Freire Memorial Lecture, Batchelor Institute, December 13th 2001: Speaking out for an Australian Languages Act: the case for legislative activism for the maintenance of Australia's Indigenous languages, in BIITEn, Batchelor Institute, Batchelor, Northern Territory.

Nicholls, Christine, 2002, Speaking out for an Indigenous Australian Languages Act: the case for legislative activism for the maintenance of Australia's Indigenous languages, in Crossings, the Journal of the International Association of Australian Studies, University of Queensland, Qld., Australia, http://www.uq.edu.au/~enldale/Crossings.htm (refereed online journal)

Nicholls, Christine, December 2002, The Bold and the Beautiful – the Work of Violet Petyarre, in Crossings, the Journal of the International Association of Australian Studies, University of Queensland, Qld., Australia, http://www.uq.edu.au/~enldale/Crossings.htm (refereed online journal)

Nicholls, Christine, October-November 2002, Indigenous New Media Arts, Part 1, Digital Strategies, in New Media Scan 2002, RealTime 51, Open City, Sydney, p6, ISSN 1321-4799

Nicholls, Christine, December 2002- January 2003, Digital Indigeneity, Indigenous New Media Arts, Part 2: Rea, Jenny Fraser, Christian B. Thompson, in Real Time + Onscreen, Open City, Sydney, ISSN 1321-4799, pp 20-21

Nicholls, Christine, April/May 2003, Indigenous Multimedia, New Media Arts, Brook Andrew: Seriously Playful, in Real Time + Onscreen 54, Open City, Sydney, ISSN 1321-4799, page 28.

*Nicholls, Christine, Spring 2002, Indigenous Australian Art: The Case for Law Reform, in News and Views, Feminist Studies, Volume 28 Number 1, edited by Claire Moses, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, U.S., pp 212-215. (US-ISSN-0046-3663/301.412) (refereed publication)

*Nicholls, Christine, March 2002, God and Country, An Analysis of Gali Yalkirriwuy's Three Wise Men, in Interface, a Forum for Theology in the World, Beyond Idols and Icons, The Search for a Christian Imagination in Australia, edited by Rebecca Pannell and Wes Campbell, Volume 5 Number 1, publ. Australian Theological Forum Incorporated, Open Book Publishers, Hindmarsh, Adelaide, Australia, pp 84-95, ISSN 1329-6264.

Nicholls, Christine, February-March 2002, 17 years of the best Aboriginal art, review of Transitions, touring exhibition of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, in RealTime 47, Open City, Sydney, pp27-28. ISSN 1321-4799

Nicholls, Christine, March 2002, Review of Gray, Stephen, 2001, The artist is a thief, Allen &Unwin, Sydney, Winner of The Australian/ Vogel 2001 Literary Award, in Bibiofile, Art Monthly Australia Number 147, Canberra, p33-35. (ISSN 1033 4025)

Nicholls, Christine, April-May 2002, Yarning, Review of Intertwine, Adelaide Festival 2002, various venues, March2-3, in RealTime 48, Open City, Sydney, pp4. ISSN 1321-4799

Nicholls, Christine, September 2002, Review of The Indomitable Miss Pink, by Julie Marcus, in 'Books', Art Monthly Australia Number 153, Canberra, pp 24-26. (ISSN 1033 4025)

Nicholls, Christine, October 2002, Number 154, Review of Seeing the Centre, The Art of Albert Namatjira 1902-1959, a National Gallery of Australia travelling exhibition, in Art Monthly Australia, Canberra, p32-38. (ISSN 1033 4025)

Nicholls, Christine, December 2002, Review of Wenten Rubuntja and Jenny Green, The Town Grew Up Dancing, in 'Books', Art Monthly Australia Number 156, Canberra, pp 30-32. (ISSN 1033 4025)

Nicholls, Christine, Summer 2002, (December 2002/January/February 2003) Review of Ann Chapelle Flinders, Recovering Ann Flinders, in Art and Australia, Quarterly Journal, St Leonards, Sydney, pp 340-342, ISSN 0004-301 X.

Nicholls, Christine, 2002, Review of The 19th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Award, in Artlink, new museums/new art, Volume 22, Number 4, pp 82-83, Henley Beach, Adelaide, Australia, ISSN 0727-1239.

Nicholls, Christine, February – March 2001, Tying Aboriginal Tongues, in Arena Magazine No 51, Arena Publications, Melbourne, Australia, pp 17-21

Nicholls, Christine, March 2nd 2001, Bridge Over Much Troubled Waters: Review Essay of Ngarrindjeri Wurruwarrin: A World that is, Was, and Will Be, by Diane Bell, in The Times Higher Education Supplement, London, U.K., no. 1476, p 29.

Nicholls, Christine, 2001, Espiritualidad Y Arte Aborigen Australiano, ('Spirituality and Australian Aboriginal Art') catalogue essay for exhibition of the same name, Comunidad di Madrid, Cosejeria de Cultura, Direccion General Promocion Cultural, Madrid, Spain

Nicholls, Christine, April 2001, Home and Away with Kathleen and Violet Petyarre, or, Travels with my aunts, Art Monthly Australia, Number 138, Art Monthly Australia Ltd., Canberra Australia, pp 16-20. (ISSN 1033 4025)

Nicholls, Christine, May 2001, Supple: The Work of Catherine Truman, Art Monthly Australia, Number 139, Art Monthly Australia Ltd., Canberra Australia, pp 8-13

Nicholls, Christine, 2001, 'Affirming Their Place in the Sun: Artists of the Central and Western Desert', in Campfire Group, (Eds), Dreamtime: The Dark and The Light, Sammlung Essl, Vienna, Austria. (English and German language versions)

Nicholls, Christine, June 2001, Bilingual Education in the Northern Territory, in Practically Primary, Volume 6 Number 2, pp 5-13, Australian Literacy Educators Association, Michael Deves Publishing Services, Adelaide, Australia.

Nicholls, Christine, June 2001, Obituary, Kay Napaljarri Ross, Warlpiri Educator, Linguist, Interpreter/Translator, Artist, Author, Cartographer, in Ngoonjook, A Journal of Australian Indigenous Studies, edited by Rob McCormack, pp89-94 (ISSN 1039-8236)

Nicholls, Christine, June/July/August 2001, 'Commentary: Lin Onus – urban dingo', in Art & Australia, Art Quarterly, Volume 38, Number 4, pp 536-538, Fine Arts Press, Sydney, Australia.

Nicholls, Christine, August 2001, Camouflage Artist: Kathleen Petyarre at Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art, May 8th – July 22nd 2001, in Crossings, the online Journal of the International Association of Australian Studies, edited by David Carter, University of Queensland, Qld., Australia.

Nicholls, Christine, December 2000- March 2001, The Shock of the Old: The Art of Eubena Nampitjin, in Australian Art Collector, Issue 14, Sydney, Australia, p100-103.

*Nicholls, Christine, 2000, Warlpiri Graffiti, in Race, Colour and Identity in Australia and New Zealand, edited by John Docker and Gerhard Fischer, University of New South Wales Press, pp79-95. [Refereed article from conference paper]

Nicholls, Christine, May 2000, Review of Dale Chihuly Masterworks in Glass, Jam Factory Adelaide, Art Monthly Online, www.artmonthly.org.au/ , http://www.anu.edu.au/ITA/AusArts/www/art.monthly/ART.MONTHLY.html

*Nicholls, Christine, July/August 2000, Cutting Edge, Australian Rules: Loss of Language, in Index on Censorship, for free expression, Volume 29, Number 4, London U.K., pp156-162.

*Nicholls, Christine, August 2000, Aboriginal Art, What is Authorship? In Alternative Law Journal, Heritage, art and the law: culture and chaos, Volume 25 Number 4, pp187-189. [Refereed journal article], and also published online, on http://www.altlj.org

Nicholls, Christine, September 2000, Review of Jennifer Isaacs, Spirit Country, Susan Mc Culloch, Contemporary Aboriginal Art, A guide to the rebirth of an ancient culture, and Howard Morphy, Aboriginal Art, in Bibliofile, Art Monthly Australia, Canberra, Australia, pp 34-37.

Nicholls, Christine, 2000, Review Essay of RE-TAKE, Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Photography, University of South Australia Art Museum, City West Campus, 54 North Terrace, Adelaide, and thenceforward touring Australia, in The Journal of Australian Studies, (JAS 64) 'The Beautiful and the Damned', Brisbane, Australia, p110-119.

Nicholls, Christine, October 2000, Review Essay of Carmel Bird's the stolen children, their stories, Including extracts from the Report of the National Enquiry into the separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families, Random House, Australia, in Crossings, the Journal of the International Association of Australian Studies, University of Queensland, Qld., Australia, http://www.uq.edu.au/~enldale/Crossings.htm

Nicholls, Christine, December 2000, Review of Listen to the Land, Tandanya Cultural Centre, Adelaide, Art Monthly Online, www.artmonthly.org.au/ , http://www.anu.edu.au/ITA/AusArts/www/art.monthly/ART.MONTHLY.html

Nicholls, Christine, 2000, Review Essay of Diane Bell, Ngarrindjeri Wurruwarrin: a world that is, was, and will be, publ. Spinifex Press, Melbourne, Australia, in the Journal of Australian Studies, (JAS 64) 'The Beautiful and the Damned', University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, p250-252.

Nicholls, Christine, December 2000, Obituary: Wlad Dutkiewicz 1918-1999, in Art in Australia Magazine, Sydney, Australia, p236.

Nicholls, Christine, 2000, Scrutiny, Indigenous Australian art and the Stolen generation, in Artlink Australia, Volume 20, Number 1, Reconciliation? Indigenous Art for the 21st Century, Ed. Stephanie Britton, Adelaide, Australia, pp 36-40.

Nicholls, Christine, July – September 2000, Reconciling Accounts, in Australian Art Collector, Issue 13, Special Issue: Aboriginal Art, Your Complete Guide, Sydney, Australia, pp 104-108.

Nicholls, Christine, and Ian North, September 2000, GST Blues in the Balgo Hills, in Art Monthly Australia, Canberra, Australia, pp 25-28.

Nicholls, Christine, December 2000, Dorothy Napangardi, in Art Monthly Australia Number 136,Canberra A.C.T., pp8-11.

* Nicholls, Christine, 1999, Secondary Education for the Northern Territory's Indigenous Students: The “Missing Link” in the So-Called Lifelong Educational Process? in Indigenous Education and the Social Capital, Influences on the Performance of Indigenous Tertiary Students, University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, on 18-19 June 1998, Conference Proceedings, edited by Roz Walker, Daphne Elliott, Kathryn Seymour and Gus Worby, Australian Federation of University Women Inc., Black Swan Press, W.A., pp 149-165. (ISBN 1 86342 748 1)

* Nicholls, Christine, (with Daryle Rigney and Gus Worby), 1999, Culturally Appropriate Curriculum Development in Australian Studies and Indigenous Australian Studies: Flinders 'work in progress'', in Indigenous Education and the Social Capital, Influences on the Performance of Indigenous Tertiary Students, University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, on 18-19 June 1998, Conference Proceedings, edited by Roz Walker, Daphne Elliott, Kathryn Seymour and Gus Worby, Australian Federation of University Women Inc., Black Swan Press, W.A., pp 91-103. (ISBN 1 86342 748 1)

* Nicholls, Christine and Ross Shanahan, 1999, Learning Not To Labour: Recent Experiences of a Central Desert Community, in Australian Labour History Reconsidered, Edited by David Palmer, Ross Shanahan and Martin Shanahan, Australian Humanities Press, Adelaide, South Australia, pp162-176 (ISBN 0 9585962 1 2) Nicholls, Christine, August 1999, Art for the heart's sake: the genesis of the acrylic art Movement at Lajamanu N.T., in Crossings, the Journal of the International Association of Australian Studies, University of Queensland, Qld., Australia, http://www.uq.edu.au/~enldale/Crossings.htm * Nicholls, Christine, with Vicki Crowley and Ron Watt, June 1999, Black and White Educational Theorizing, a Critique of Aboriginal Learning Styles Theory, Ngoonjook Magazine, Batchelor College, Northern Territory. [Refereed journal article] Nicholls, Christine, July/August/September1999, Let's Stop Pushing Australia's Indigenous Languages Aside: The Need for an Aboriginal Interpreter Service in the Northern Territory, in Australian Language Matters, a Newsletter of Language and Literacy Issues, Language Australia, National Languages and Literacy Institute of Australia, Volume 7 Number 3, Melbourne and Canberra Australia, p 5. * Nicholls, C., Dec. 1999, Ten Common Attitudes to, and Myths About, the Northern Territory's Bilingual Education Programs, in Ngoonjook, A Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues, No.16, pp. 77 - 88. * Nicholls, Christine, December 1999/January 2000, An Introduction to the Women Painters of Utopia, Northern Territory, in the Journal of the Anthropological Society of South Australia, Volume 32 Numbers 1 & 2, Principal Editor Sue Anderson, editing assistance, Tom Gara, publ. Adelaide, Australia, pp 1-28. [Refereed journal article]
Research Supervision
Doctor of Philosophy

Liza McCosh (exegesis and exhibition), The Sublime: Process and Mediation involving studio-based and scholarly research, Deakin University Fine Arts, 2003.

Carol Reid, Negotiating Difference: Indigenous teacher education in Australia and Canada

Jack Frawley, Country all Round: The Significance of a Community's History for Work and Workplace Education.

Margaret Scrimgeour, Barriers to Indigenous education and educational research reform in Australia, Deakin University , October 2001.

Annette Ridley, The Guugu Yimithirr Languages Other Than English Program at Hope Vale: “If the kids if have English they go further, but we drop the language we'll lose it forever.” Thesis submitted May 2002, for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the School of Education, James Cook University, Queensland.

Master of Arts

2003, * In The Making, Intuition in the creative process, as reflected through contemporary bespoke footwear designing/making, Artefacts and artefact thesis submitted by Simon O'Mallon in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Design, Visual Arts, Research and Studio Practice, South Australian School of Art, Division of Education, Arts and Social Science, University of South Australia

2000, * Aboriginal Art as Décor: The Politics of Assimilation in White Australian Homes, 1930-1970, by Carolyn Lovitt. (August 2000)

Thesis Examination: M.A. by thesis (Fine Arts), Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne.

1999, * Aspects of Form and Function: with some reference to Warlpiri and Latin. by Silvia Schwarz. Thesis Examination for Thesis Submitted for Master of Arts Degree, Discipline of Linguistics, University of Adelaide.

Bachelor of Arts, Honours

Volunteers, Training, and the Women's Legal Service of South Australia, by Meredith McKinnon, a thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements of an honours degree in the BA (Legal Studies).
Membership of Professional Associations/Committees, Review Panels


2001 – present: Current Member of the Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation, Advisory Committee, Acquisition of Indigenous Arts Collection.

2000 – present: Expert Examiner for the National Cultural Heritage Committee, Canberra, for Indigenous Australian art works.

1999: Member of and Flinders University's representative on South Australian TAFE Accreditation Committee for TAFE Degree in Visual Arts.

1993-1999: Flinders University representative for SACAS (South Australian Centre for Australian Studies)

1997: Member of the Flinders University Committee dedicated to ensuring the smooth transition of students from high school, or from the world of work, to university studies.

1997: Contributed to the Review of Women's Studies at Flinders University

1996: member of the Academic Review Committee for Yunggorendi First Nations Centre at Flinders University

1995-1996: Elected member of Flinders University Faculty Board, Faculty of Education, Theology, Humanities, and Law.

1993-1996: Member of SSABSA (Senior Secondary Assessment Board of South Australia) Committee for the writing of the National Curriculum for Indigenous Languages (Indigenous Languages Framework).

1991-1993: Executive Officer, Bilingual Education Consultative Committee, N.T. Department of Education.

May 1991: represented the Northern Territory at DEET in Canberra for discussions re the Policy Information ('White') Paper on the Australian Language and Literacy Policy. (ALLP)

1990-1993: Top End Linguistic Circle (TELC). (TELC is a group of people in the northern region interested in language and linguistics, particularly Aboriginal language issues)

1984-1990: N.T. Principals Association.
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