From the Studio to the Bush: Aboriginal Young People, Mobile Story-Making and Cultural Connections

  • Fran Edmonds
  • Richard Chenhall
  • Scott McQuire
  • Michelle Evans


Between 2014 and 2016, a group of Southeast Australian Aboriginal young people from Korin Gamadji Institute (KGI) participated in three digital storytelling workshops, learning to use a range of digital technologies to assist in creative explorations of their culture and identities. The initial workshops were conducted at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), where professional digital storytelling facilitators supported young participants in constructing their stories in a studio environment. Locating the final workshop at Camp Jungai, a place of cultural significance for Aboriginal Victorians, inspired participants’ creative use of mobile devices for story production. This chapter reveals one approach for providing Aboriginal youth with the capacity to control their explorations of culture through mobile story-making, and the significance of a community-based setting.


Digital storytelling Collaborative culture-making Indigenous knowing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fran Edmonds
    • 1
  • Richard Chenhall
    • 2
  • Scott McQuire
    • 1
  • Michelle Evans
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Culture and CommunicationUniversity of MelbourneMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.School of Global and Population HealthUniversity of MelbourneMelbourneAustralia
  3. 3.School of Management and MarketingCharles Sturt UniversitySydneyAustralia

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