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Kendrea Rhodes is currently undertaking doctoral research at Flinders University into the history and narratives of the Ballarat Asylum. Using an interdisciplinary approach through fields of Mad Studies, history, life-writing and visual art, she will explore how creative practice methodologies might generate social change regarding various temporal and cultural perceptions of “madness. 

Research Interests

◘  History of Mental Illness in Australia

◘  Mad Studies

◘  Ballarat Asylum, Lakeside Psychiatric Hospital, Ballarat Mental Hospital

◘  Generational & Displacement Trauma

◘  Archive History & Practices in Australia

◘  Creative Writing & Life Writing Narratives

◘  Interdisciplinary Studies

◘  Creative Practices Methodologies & the Sociology of Art

◘  Visual Art

◘  History of Emotions

◘  Erasure: Places, History, People


  • AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
  • Archives
  • HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
  • Mad Studies
  • Madness
  • ND Painting
  • Creative Arts
  • NX Arts in general
  • creative writing
  • creative methodologies practices


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