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ARHT6933 - Australian Art: A World Upside Down

Semester 2, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Anita Julia Callaway


This unit considers the special significance of ephemeral art as the cultural thread that linked the European hub to its periphery. It will examine how, in colonial situations where the academic canon could not apply, Western high-art traditions were encoded in innovative and less rarefied imagery. In identifying the classical and theatrical rhetoric embodied in popular art and public spectacle, the unit will consider the practical, theoretical and historiographical implications of this Antipodean inversion of the traditional hierarchy of art.


1x1000wd assignment (20%), 1x3000wd essay (80%)


1x2-hr seminar/week


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