Units of Study

ARHT2633 - Postwar Australian Art and Film

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Keith Broadfoot


This unit of study traces the shifting relations between modern art, modernism and postmodernism in Australia. These are examined against a field of other cultural, social and political discourses. Issues addressed include artists' responses to World War II, the Cold War and Vietnam; postwar migration and multiculturalism; urban imagery; contemporary Koori art and Aboriginality in art by white Australians; ongoing shifts in the treatment of traditional subjects such as landscape, art and ecology; feminist, gay and lesbian cultural politics; art criticism; art and electronic technologies.


1x 2500wd essay (50%), 1x1000wd tutorial paper (25%), 1x1500wd short-answer test (25%)


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


ARHT1001 and ARHT1002



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