Units of Study

ARHT2631 - Australian Painting, Colony to Nation

Semester 2, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Anita Julia Callaway


The unit investigates recurring themes in representation including identity and race, sexuality and gender, landscape, the city and urban society. The program moves between nineteenth century images and approaches adopted by artists to portray similar twentieth century concerns. We will follow some of art's central debates and use key concepts to pursue relevant issues in Australian art history and theory.


1x3000wd essay (70%), 1x short-answer visual exam (30%)


Recommended reading:
Daniel Thomas & Ron Radford (eds), Creating Australia: 200 Years of Australian Art, AGSA, 1988;
Bernard Smith, European Vision and the South Pacific, 1985 edition;
Design and Art Australia Online, www.daao.org.au


1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


ARHT1001 and ARHT1002



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