Maps, metaphor and memory : a personal investigation through image manipulation and textile embellishment

Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Education


School of Education


Faculty of Education and Arts


This exegesis supports the artist-researcher's Creative Arts Project, which explores how personal memories and reflection on family history and narratives can be used as resources for image making. The exegesis underscores the essentialness of Efland' s (1990) Expressive Psychoanalytic model as a conceptual framework in visual arts education,as well as reviewing associated literature about memory and semiotics, and the role of Images in reconstructing self-realization, identity and social history. The artist-researcher also links Efland's model to Gardner's (1996) Inter and Intra Personal Intelligences. The artist-researcher introduces the work of influential artists in Australia, Canadian , and other overseas artists who also work in the field of textile design with personal and family history themes. However, specifically the exegesis, positions the artist-researcher's Creative Arts Project and major exhibition.

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