Department of Art History
The Department of Art History at the University of Sydney is the only university in New South Wales to teach a breadth and depth of art from across the world and through many centuries, as well as focus on the relationship between the still and moving image.
The Department was founded in 1967 as part of the Power Institute of Fine Arts and teaching began in 1968. For the decade following, it was still feasible to regard its central discipline as the history of painting, sculpture and architecture of Europe (with some reference to Australia). Since then, the Department has responded not only to radical transformations in the nature of art history itself, but to the explosion of 'visual studies' into the areas of film, television and the computer, into photography, design, costume, style and cultural studies. The Department has also responded to its geographical and cultural location by introducing the study of Aboriginal and Asian Art.
Exhibition - Floating Time: Chinese prints 1954–2002 - 2 August 2016 to 19 November 2016
The 2016 Sydney Film HDR Forum September 29th & 30th - 29 September 2016 to 30 September 2016
FILM SCREENING: Little Children - 10 October 2016
The Role of Literature in our World - 11 October 2016
Goethe’s 'Theory of Colours' - 13 October 2016
Dante’s She-wolf: Luxury and Greed in the Divine Comedy - 13 October 2016
Suburbia on Screen - 17 October 2016
Three Films on Art by Alain Resnais - 24 October 2016
Painting and Cinema, Cinema and Painting - 31 October 2016
Goethe’s 'Theory of Colours' - 3 November 2016