Personal profile

Research Interests

Bernard’s current research builds on the culture centred collaborative creative practice methodology developed during his PhD. Art and design based creative projects such as books and video contribute to the investigation. Critical Participatory Action Research is utilized to build a shared understanding of the direction and outcomes of projects. The research is informed by Indigenous methodologies and principles, such as those espoused by Nation Building theory and practice, where cultural knowledge remains the property of the community and Elders involved. The research process supports the collection and distribution of this knowledge as a source and means of social, political and economic capacity building. Explorations of the centrality of culture to Aboriginal health and wellbeing, and the significance of engaging in ongoing processes of developing cultural responsiveness, are at the forefront of the investigative process. It is an approach that evolves from continuous personal reflection in response to community engagement and service.

Education / Academic qualification

Creative Arts, PhD

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Elders Arts & Humanities
community Social Sciences
methodology Social Sciences
Language Arts & Humanities
Participation Arts & Humanities
Curation Arts & Humanities
Art Arts & Humanities
wisdom Social Sciences

Research Output 2016 2017

  • 3 Creative Works Original - Textual
  • 1 Creative Works - Recorded or Rendered works
  • 1 Creative Works - Curation of Exhibition/Event/Festival
  • 1 Doctoral/Master's Thesis

A Mother as Loving as You

Sullivan, B. & Ingram, J. 23 Dec 2017 58 p.Wagga Wagga : Burambabili Gulbali

Research output: ResearchCreative Works Original - Textual

Open Access
File
Elders
Renewal
Guidance
Human Being
Aboriginal English

Burambabirra Yindyamarra: Sharing Respect

Sullivan, B. 17 Sep 2017

Research output: ResearchCreative Works - Curation of Exhibition/Event/Festival

Participation
Elders
Curation
Art

Menindee Girl: The Story of my Life

Sullivan, B. (ed.) 26 Jan 2017 120 p.Wagga Wagga : Sharing and Learning

Research output: ResearchCreative Works Original - Textual

Elders
Continuation
Journey
Life Story
Language

How may cultural wisdom be understood and shared?

Sullivan, B. 2016 Australia: Charles Sturt University.

Research output: ResearchDoctoral/Master's Thesis

Open Access
File
wisdom
community
community service
respect
video

Yindyamarra Yambuwan: Respecting everything

Sullivan, B., Grant, S. & Grant, A. F. 2016 90 p.Australia : Charles Sturt University

Research output: ResearchCreative Works Original - Textual

Elders
Language
Poem
Sentiment
Word-for-word Translation

Press / Media

Yindyamarra Yambuwan film screening

Bernard Sullivan

08/07/17

1 item of media coverage

Press / Media

Menindee Girl

Bernard Sullivan

09/02/17

1 item of media coverage

Press / Media

Yindyamarra Yambuwan film prize

Bernard Sullivan

21/07/16

1 item of media coverage

Press / Media