Richard Brooks - Reflective Journal

Richard Brooks - Reflective Journal

About the Artist RWB Journal

My work is informed by my personal faith, sense of vulnerability, bereavement, and, my personal experience.

My practice centres on addressing social justice issues of the human condition. I avoid making work of any individual person; so that neither, is the individual stigmatised, nor is the work unduly personalised.

Since January 2012 I have used this blog as part of my reflective journal.
Included in this journal is some of my documentation of my research; the underlined text provides links to web pages etc that have formed part of my research.
The Research Visits category includes some responses to gallery visits.

Film: Oranges and Sunshine

Research VisitPosted by Richard Mon, November 12, 2012 15:42:54
This moving and challenging, Jim Loach 2010, film Oranges And Sunshine [viewed 29 October 2012] addressed the forced emigration of British children from UK to Australia that continued for two decades up to 1970. Many were wrongly told that they had been orphaned, whilst some mothers had been wrongly reassured that their child had been adopted by a loving family, in the UK. When in fact most of the children were institutionalised and used for child labour, with some being sexually abused.

It was shocking to realise that the film was effectively a dramatised documentary of relatively recent events; which were wholly unacceptable. Despite identifying individuals and places, it seemed to resonate with something my practice in it's examination of a social ethical issue.

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