Academic journal article Social Alternatives

Glimpses of Sunshine Beach, Australia and Berlin

Academic journal article Social Alternatives

Glimpses of Sunshine Beach, Australia and Berlin

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Ulrike Sturm currently lectures in the Bachelor of Visual Arts program at the Nambour campus of TAFE Queensland, in partnership with University of Canberra. She completed a BA, BVA and MFA at the University of Sydney, as well as a Diploma of Law (LPAB, NSW) and is now nearing completion of her PhD at CQU.

Born in Berlin, Ulrike's family migrated to Australia when she was a small child. Her first home in Australia was at the migrant hostel at Bonegilla. After living in Sydney for a decade, her family then spent a few years in the highlands of Papua New Guinea where she and her brother were the only non-indigenous students at the local high school. These experiences led to an enduring interest in exploring the perspectives of 'cultural outsiders' in her visual arts practice, working mainly with printmaking, including black and white linocuts, etchings, and artist's books. She also creates large-scale vinyl wall artworks, makes artist books and drawings and her work can frequently be seen in Meanjin literary journal.

Ulrike's MFA thesis explored the themes of identity and cultural alienation at the juncture of truth and memory, examining the work of a number of contemporary artists who have worked with visual narratives and/or graphic novels as vehicles to relate their personal experiences which range from finding themselves in a country where they do not speak the language, through to travel and migration stories, as well as feelings of cultural isolation within one's own culture as a result of being a member of a social or ethnic minority. …

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