Michael A. Mel

Michael Mel teaches theatre in education at the University of Papua New Guinea Goroka Campus.


Art/Body the Liminal Experiences of Indigeneity
Art from an indigenous context cannot be transferred wholly into another context for reading. This denies the fact that indigenous contexts do have ways of seeing and making sense of their art. Mel presents a discourse for alternate ways of viewing such indigenous artwith reference to terms such as postmodern, objectivity and subjectivity. The Mogei people of Mt Hagen area in Papua New Guinea are examined through this text.
Reflection: 20th Anniversary Issue
Acting Out the Culture: The Making of Culturally Relevant Theatre, Papua New Guinea
Culturally relevant theatre in education in Papua New Guinea challenges, questions, asserts, transgresses, subverts, opposes, resists and negotiates with the demands of political and cultural relations. It offers new forms of representation and contributes to the process of destabilising and decentering the domination of Western processes of teaching, learning and performance.
Indigenous Arts of the Pacific
Stockroom Kyneton NAVA Bendigo Art Gallery Samstag